Design and Analysis Capabilities
Let the powerful Auto Design capabilities guide you step-by-step through the column
Choose the appropriate code and CSICOL will complete design in accordance
with ACI-318-02, ACI-318-99, or CSA A-23.3-94.
Define any number of load combinations for sway and non-sway conditions..
Apply loads to any given column using the detailed and simple mode.
Analysis and design is performed considering
Design the top and bottom ends of columns separately
- Generate capacity interaction surfaces and diagrams
curves for any arbitrary shaped column section to determine performance
Plot the combined stress
resulting from actions (P, Mx, My) on a column cross-section.
plot on any arbitrary line along the depth or width of a section.
Display the location and orientation of the neutral axis corresponding
to a specific loading.
Display the load point location on the cross-section showing eccentricity.
Display rebar stresses for selected load combinations.
Report cracked section stresses.
Compute and report basic geometric
properties such as A, Ixx, Iyy, J, Shear Area, Ixy and the like,
as well as extended properties such as Sx, Sy, Zx, Zy, rx, ry and
Define and edit multiple column sections at the same time.
Create rectangular and circular
columns using simple tools.
Use the program's several predefined parametric
shapes, including a variety of solid, hollow, and flanged shapes,
in addition to a large collection of Standard Steel Database Shapes
- Create complex column sections by combining basic concrete shapes,
basic steel shapes, standard steel shapes and shapes you define. Then
edited the resulting shape to meet your
Merge shapes of different geometry to create complex shapes.
- Add rebar of any size anywhere in the cross-section
Use standard ASTM, Metric, or Imperial rebar sets or define your
Use one of the program's many stress-strain curves for both concrete and steel to model various
Use the appropriate confinement stress-strain relation to easily
model confinement of concrete, including Mander Confined models for
circular and rectangular shapes
Design column composite cross-sections using several materials to
solve strengthening and retrofitting problems. See Special
Applications for more information.
Set working units to US, Metric or SI.
View the location of the centroid and the overall size of the section.
Consult the comprehensive context-sensitive HTML Help to maximize
effective use of the program.
ustomize output reports by adding information and graphics to create
detailed reports specific to your needs.
Assign colors to the different types of shapes and materials to enhance
the model display and increase understanding of your model.