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 you do just that.
Minimising the number of settlements in any foundation is generally encouraged to limit the damage to the structure above. To achieve this, you must calculate the settlement at and around the piles being used and determine the bending moments and deflections from lateral loads. Analyse the vertical capacity of a pile over a range of lengths through soil-strata, allowing you to come to a proven result with confidence.
When designing concrete piles, you can use Oasys software ADC and AdSec – ADC will quickly calculate the reinforcement depending on the piles size and load, then AdSec offers a more detailed approach – checking the pile capacity, crack sizes, and more.
ADC makes analysing and designing columns, beams, solid slabs and ribbed slabs straightforward. You input the size and load required and ADC will then quickly determine the reinforcement necessary. It also checks the reinforcement detailing to ensure the design is code-compliant and buildable.
AdSec’s analysis helps design all kinds of sections under load. Provide AdSec with the size and reinforcement, whether standard or custom, and AdSec will check the pile capacity crack sizes, and more. Working from first principles, software can handle sections made from concrete, steel or fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) sections, or any combinations of these materials.
When it comes to analysing laterally-loaded piles, Alp makes things simple. The software models soil shear failure and non-linear soil behaviour, calculating deflection down the pile together with moments and shear forces within the pile.
Combining the soil displacement model of Pdisp and the structural analysis features of GSA, enables you to calculate the soil pressures, building settlement and structural forces.
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 you have chosen the pile length, you can then calculate the settlement at and around the pile.
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