Pile Groups, Punching Checks, Reinforcement Checks and Optimization
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Now, in a single software suite you can perform:
✓ Axial pile analysis: Calculate the bearing capacity of any pile type, considering the installation method effects.
✓ Lateral pile analysis: Calculate the pile displacements, moment and shear diagrams & perform pushover analysis.
✓ Structural pile design: Calculate the pile moment and shear capacities and perform several checks according to many implemented codes & standards.
✓ Pile group & pile raft analysis: Create pile caps of any shape and analyze the pile cap model with the soil springs or the 3D finite elements approach.
✓ Pile cap reinforcement checks: Define the preferred cap reinforcing strips and rebars, calculate the strip moment and shear, perform all punching checks.
✓ Cap reinforcement optimization: The program can propose rebars for each reinforcing strip, considering the pile cap moment and strip moment capacities.
How does it work?
Step 1: Edit soil properties and stratigraphy
✓ Create a list of soils and edit the soil properties
✓ Create a boring and define the soil layers
Step 2: Edit the pile section
✓ Select the pile type and installation method
✓ Define the pile depth
✓ Edit the structural section (shape, dimensions and reinforcement)
Step 3: Create the pile cap with the wizard
✓ Open the Cap wizard
✓ Define the pile cap shape & dimensions
✓ Select the pile type to be used for the cap piles
✓ Define number of piles per axis
Step 4: Edit the pile cap loading
✓ Access the pile cap dialog
✓ Apply a load to the cap (single, area or linear)
✓ Select whether the cap will behave as a raft or not
Step 5: Edit the pile locations, inclination and sections
✓ Access the pile cap dialog
✓ Review/adjust the pile locations & section
✓ Define inclination & local rotation
✓ Select if the piles are fixed to the cap or not
Step 6: Edit the pile cap reinforcement
✓ Regenerate the default reinforcement (press button)
✓ Regenerate reinforcement strips (press button)
✓ Adjust the preferred reinforcement
✓ Regenerate initial strip reinforcements
✓ Select to place full reinforcement to the cap
✓ Select the reinforcement steel grade
✓ See the side cut section and the model top view
✓ Display the reinforcement strips
✓ Display the rebars (top and bottom)
✓ Display the punching surfaces
Model analysis – Analysis & Checking Summary
- Pile cap summary table, cap reinforcement results & punching shear checks
- Display moment and shear diagrams for each reinforcement strip
- Optimize cap reinforcement – select number of bars & rebar size for each strip
Video: Rectangular Pile Raft Design with DeepFND - Pile Cap Reinforcement Checks and Optimization: