SCIA Engineer represents a complete tool for the design and checking of reinforced and prestressed structures, enabling the calculation and checking of prestressed and non-prestressed concrete beams, columns, and concrete slabs, even hollow core ones.
“Checks of prestressed beams” is an advanced module for those of you who calculate prestressed beams and construction stages. The module support beams of any cross-section modelled in the “Frame-XZ” or “Frame-XYZ” projects. There is no difference between 2D and 3D-structures
Steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) is more and more used as construction material. Well-known are applications for industrial floors. Nevertheless, this material is also widely used in structural concrete elements where it is especially effective to cover crack widths in combination with standard conventional reinforcement.
In order to investigate the behaviour of SFRC slabs on piles, a campaign of tests has been conducted at the Tongji University of Shanghai, China. All the specimen are reinforced with the 5D 65/60BG high performance fibre from Bekaert, at dosages of 30 and 35 kg/m³. Tests were conducted on four plates of dimensions 4.3x4.3m, with a thickness of 18cm, loaded by one central point and supported on four 4 points.
This version of SCIA Engineer contains a smart and sophisticated solution regarding the concrete-steel fibre design. With this solution, the concrete designer can extend his/her possibilities by using SCIA Engineer to design any concrete floor with/without traditional reinforcement and contain steel fibres.