Piling & Foundations Solutions
Just because the foundations are buried out of sight, it does not mean that they can be forgotten about: their design is a fundamental part of civil engineering. How well a pad, pile or raft behaves and moves has a major effect on the superstructure above, so it is crucial to get it right. Oasys has a range of programs to help engineers do just that.
For a detailed look at how the piles behave, Pile gives the vertical capacity of a pile over a range of lengths through the soil strata. It works with solid or hollow piles, round, square or H piles, and piles with and without under-reams. Once users have chosen the pile length, they can then calculate the settlement at and around the pile using Pile and calculate the bending moments and deflections from lateral loads using Alp.
For the structural design of the concrete piles, there is a choice of tools. With ADC, users tell it the size and load; it will quickly give the reinforcement. AdSec offers a more detailed approach. Give it the size and reinforcement, whether standard or custom, and it will check the pile capacity, crack sizes, and more.
GSA Raft is a component of GSA Building. It can be the starting point of many geotechnical designs. Combining the soil displacement model of Pdisp and the structural analysis of GSA, it calculates the soil pressures, building settlement and structural forces.