Foundation3D
Category Piles (lateral loading and groups)
Publisher  Dimensional Solutions, Inc. 
Platform Win95/98
Status Commercial
Description Foundation3D is a spread and combined footing analysis/design tool for soil or pile supported foundations for industrial equipment such as horizontal exchanger, horizontal vessel, vertical vessel or tower, pipe racks and other miscellaneous plant design. Features: Allows multiple system of units for input and output - English, Metric and SI; Supports ACI 318 and BSI 8110 building codes; Generates wind loads automatically for exchangers, vessels and towers based on ASCE recommendations; Generates basic load combinations for equipment foundations automatically with equipment geometry input; Optimizes footing design (spread or combined) for an exchanger and horizontal vessel foundation depending on saddle to saddle dimensions and soil/pile criteria; Considers buoyancy effects in the calculation of bearing pressures, stability ratios and pile capacities for footing/pile cap design; Accepts unlimited type and number of load cases for non-equipment foundations; Accepts unlimited type and number of factored and unfactored load combinations for non-equipment foundations; Analyzes/Designs pile cap on square, rectangular and circular regular and irregular pile patterns; Designs square, rectangular, octagonal and circular piers; Provides multiple choices of longitudinal rebar arrangement in piers; Analyzes/Designs pier extensions (no footing) for octagonal piers for lighter vessel/tower loads; Analyzes/Designs square, rectangular and octagonal footings/pile caps; Considers wide beam shear and punching shear in footing/pile cap design; Provides positive and negative moment reinforcement in the footings/pile caps; Provides multiple choices of footing rebar arrangement; Allows the user to change the footing rebar size and spacing; Accepts anchor bolt arrangement on piers for display on sketches and construction drawing; Generates material quantities; Generates detailed design sketches of foundation plan, elevation and a section through the pier showing reinforcement; Interfaces with Autocad, Microstation and SmartSketch to produce detailed construction drawings; Generates a summarized and a detailed input and output report. A 30 day evaluation version is available on the WWW.
Data formats supported Drawings  :  DWG   :  Microstation 
Supplier in United States of America  Dimensional Solutions, Inc. 

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