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.
One of the important things in the IFC file format is the shape representation. A solid model is a complete representation of the nominal shape of a product with all points in the interior connected. Any point can be classified as being inside, outside, or on the boundary of the solid.
SCIA Engineer is unique is this way that it allows the engineer to define a relation between the real shape (structural model) and the analysis model. The user will decide which of the two is the primary one. The other is automatically generated by SCIA Engineer.
Section and member design of aluminium products according to the latest EN 1999-1-1 + A1 + A2: 2013. Classification and effective section derivation for any aluminium cross-section shape: whether taken from internal libraries, drawn by the user, or imported from CAD software. Effective section derivation for localised buckling effects and heat-affected zones from both longitudinal and transverse welds on the member.
SCIA Engineer 19 contains entrancement for graphical representation as well as modelling of sections in 2D members. Users often create sections on 2D member to get a feeling of behaviour of such a member and e.g. see the distribution of internal forces.
SCIA Engineer 19.0 comes with feature called Model modifiers. This feature unifies absences and property modifiers to one service. The main benefit of this unification is that absences and property modifiers can be used in one modification group and such a group attached to the load case.
Mode filtering decreases number of needed modes and time needed for calculation of the response spectrum analysis. You can choose from two filtering methods - total mass (where you are prescribing percent of the total moving masses) and mass threshold (where you are prescribing the smallest amount of mass to be taken into account).