CONTINUOUS BEAM/SLAB DESIGN

Analysis | Design | Detailing

Design single and multi-span reinforced concrete beams and slabs, with rectangular, T, L or I shaped, and inverted T and L-sections, as well as tapered sections.

You can analyse sub-frames and the program automates the pattern loading of dead and live loads at ultimate limit state. It also allows redistribution of moments and shears to a user-specified percentage.

This module can be used on its own or as a post-processor for frame analyses in PROKON’s Sumo and Frame Analysis. Generate complete bending schedules for beams and slabs.

What makes this module unique?

  • Automated pattern loading: automated pattern loading of dead and live loads at ultimate limit state as redistribution of moments and shears to a user specified percentage.
  • Post-processing from Frame Analysis and Sumo: Use on its own or as a post-processor for frame analyses in PROKON’s Sumo and Frame Analysis.
  • Generate complete Bending Schedules: Generate complete bending schedules for beams and slabs. A 3D picture helps you position the bars accurately and identify any possible conflicts.
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CAPTAIN: PRE-STRESSED BEAM/SLAB DESIGN

Analysis | Design | Detailing

Design most types of continuous pre-stressed beam and slab systems from single span to twenty-spans, encountered in typical building projects.

Cross-sections can include a mixture rectangular, I, T and L-sections as well as user defined sections and tapered sections. The module automatically applies pattern loading to entered dead and live loads. At ultimate limit state, moments and shears are redistributed to a specified percentage. Different to Continuous Beam/Slab Design, Captain can calculate estimates for quantities tendon profile schedules can be generated for use with Padds. Schedules can be edited and printed using Padds.

What makes this module unique?

  • Automatic pattern loading and moment redistribution: automatically applies pattern loading to entered dead and live loads. At ultimate limit state, moments and shears are redistributed to a specified percentage.
  • Complex cross sections: More complex sections, e.g. box bridge decks, can be modelled with the aid of the section properties calculation module, Prosec.
  • Quantities and Schedules: Calculate estimates for quantities tendon profile schedules can be generated for use with Padds.
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RECTANGULAR SLAB PANEL DESIGN

Design | Detailing

Design rectangular reinforced concrete flat slab panels with a variety of edge supports, e.g. free, simply supported or continuous.

You can enter multiple load cases comprising point loads, line loads and UDLs, and combine these with ULS load factors.

The program calculates steel reinforcement using normal code formulae. An automated reinforcement detailing allows you to edit the reinforcement and generate a bending schedule that you can edit and print using PROKON’s Padds or Probar 2D modules.

What makes this module unique?

  • Variety of edge supports: Design rectangular reinforced concrete flat slab panels with a variety of edge supports, e.g. free, simply supported or continuous.
  • Enter multiple load cases: You can enter multiple load cases comprising point loads, line loads and UDLs, and combine these with ULS load factors.
  • Automated Reinforcement: Allows you to edit the reinforcement and generate a bending schedule that you can edit and print using PROKON’s Padds or Probar 2D modules.
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RECTANGULAR/CIRCULAR COLUMN DESIGN

Design | Detailing

The PROKON suite includes three concrete column design modules: one for rectangular columns, another for circular columns, and a third for designing columns with any general shape.

These two modules are explicitly meant for rectangular and circular sections and follow the simplified methods given in the design codes.

What makes this module unique?

  • Generate a reinforcement bending schedule that you can edit and print with Padds or Probar 2D.
  • Axial forces and bi-axial bending is considered for the design.
  • Groups of columns analysed in Frame or Sumo can be linked into these modules for rapid design and detailing.
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GENERAL COLUMN DESIGN

Design | Detailing

The PROKON suite includes three concrete column design modules: one for rectangular columns, another for circular columns, and a third for designing columns with any general shape.

This module designs columns that do not necessarily fall inside the scope of the code requirements’ for the simplified method approach. The program, therefore, reverts to first principles; strain compatibility and equilibrium of forces.

What makes this module unique?

  • Custom Sections with general column design: concrete columns with any general shape including openings.
  • Evaluate column capacity for entered bars: evaluate the column capacity for the reinforcement bars as entered, or to calculate the minimum bar size required to resist the design loads.
  • Generation of bending schedules: generate a reinforcement bending schedule that you can edit and print with Padds or Probar 2D.
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CONCRETE RETAINING WALL DESIGN

Design | Detailing

Analyse concrete retaining walls for normal soil and surcharge loads or seismic load conditions.

The program has the ability to design most conventional retaining walls, including cantilever, simply supported and propped cantilever walls.
Analyse walls with complex geometries like backward or forward sloping walls and toes, as well as walls that have a varying thickness with their height.
Choose between the Rankine and Coulomb theories, and incorporate seepage in the analysis. A water table can also be specified.

What makes this module unique?

  • Analyse different load conditions: Analyse concrete retaining walls for normal soil and surcharge loads or seismic load conditions.
  • Enter walls with complex geometries: Backward or forward sloping walls and toes, as well as walls that have a varying thickness with their height.
  • Different analysis theories: Choose between the Rankine and Coulomb theories, and can also incorporate seepage in the analysis.
  • Customize the theory: enter your own values for active and passive pressure coefficients.
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CONCRETE BASE DESIGN

Design

Design rectangular concrete column bases for stability and strength.

The module allows you to design bases with up to two columns (or points of load application), stub columns, or no columns; each with multiple load cases. Link analysis results from PROKON’s Frame Analysis and Sumo with the Concrete Base Design program. The output diagrams include that of the bearing stress distribution, safety factors for slip and overturning, linear shear and punching shear checks, as well as required reinforcement for flexure. A reinforcement bending schedule generator creates drawings that can be opened and printed with Padds or Probar 2D.

What makes this module unique?

  • Column layout options: design bases with up to two columns (or points of load application), stub columns, or no columns; each with multiple load case.
  • Links with Sumo and Frame Analysis: Link analysis results from PROKON’s Frame Analysis and Sumo with the Concrete Base Design program. Single or groups of bases can be linked.
  • Bending Schedule Generator: A reinforcement bending schedule generator creates drawings that can be opened and printed with Padds or Probar 2D.
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SECTION DESIGN FOR CRACK WIDTHS

Design

Design reinforced concrete sections to meet specific crack requirements.

Both rectangular beam and slab sections can be designed to resist the effects of axial tension, bending moment and temperature and the combination thereof. Temperature effects are also included to evaluate early cracking and long-term thermal cracking.
The program accounts for concrete shrinkage due to hydration by a combination of the thermal expansion coefficient and the restraint factor. The design method employed by the codes is ideally suited for non-temperate regions like Europe.

What makes this module unique?

  • Multiple section types: Design rectangular beam and slab sections to resist the effects of axial tension, bending moment and temperature and the combination thereof.
  • Evaluate early and long-term cracking: Temperature effects are included to evaluate early cracking and longterm thermal cracking.
  • Multiple sets of bars calculated: Up to four sets of bars are calculated for slab sections and beams.
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CONCRETE SECTION DESIGN

Design

The Concrete Section Design module is a simple utility for designing concrete sections for combined bending, shear and torsion.

The program accommodates rectangular and T-sections. The single input table makes it quick and easy to enter the section geometry and ultimate loading, you also have the option to specify a percentage of moment redistribution as well as to select or ignore flange in torsion calculations (torsion taken by web only).

What makes this module unique?

  • Easy input: Single input table makes it quick and easy to enter the section geometry and ultimate loading.
  • Suggested Reinforcement calculations: Some reinforcement configurations are also suggested in the output as guidelines.
  • Detailed calculations: design output gives the detailed calculation results as well as the section in the code.
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PUNCHING SHEAR DESIGN

Design

Design reinforced concrete flat slabs for punching shear at internal, edge and corner columns by specifying the distance from the support to the slab edge; the program automatically determines the shear perimeters.

You can also enter the amount of longitudinal reinforcement (that affects the shear capacity) in the two main directions.
The design output gives the critical load case with corresponding amounts of punching shear reinforcement needed for each perimeter, as well as suggested reinforcement configurations and detailed calculations.

What makes this module unique?

  • Specify column layouts: design slabs at internal, edge and corner columns by specifying the distance from the support to the slab edge.
  • Detailed design calculations: program also gives detailed calculations with the section of the code.
  • Suggested reinforcement configurations: The output gives the critical load case with corresponding amounts of punching shear reinforcement needed for each perimeter and suggested reinforcement configurations.
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