Effortlessly design and optimise basic steel members subjected to axial stress, e.g. truss members.
The module primarily acts as a post-processor for the Frame Analysis and SUMO modules, but also has an interactive mode for quick design or checking of individual members without first performing an analysis in SUMO of Frame.
What makes this module unique?
Two different design approaches.
Optimise elements to select the lightest sections or check user defined sections.
Effortlessly design and optimise basic steel members subjected to a combination of axial and uniaxial or biaxial bending stresses, e.g. beams and columns in frames.
Easily process your analysis results from PROKON’s Frame Analysis and Sumo or use the interactive mode for quick design and checking of individual members without the need to first perform and analysis in SUMO or Frame. Simplify the design of a frame by breaking it up into different design tasks.
Swiftly design and optimise multi-span crane gantry girders with one or two cranes.
The program allows for continuously or simply supported girders. Multiple combinations of main beams and capping beams, including standard I-sections, plate girders and box girders are also supported. The design procedure for crane gantry girders is similar to that used for statically loaded girders. Crbeam calculates the envelopes for all the required design forces (including vertical loads and horizontal effects of the moving cranes), moments and deflections.
PG is capable of designing I-shaped sections with identical or different top and bottom flanges.
The program also allows you to vary the section properties along the length of the girder to model a tapered element. The program checks the behaviour of girders under specified loading and gives guidance regarding bearing and intermediate stiffeners. The analysis output can be viewed graphically or you can view the detailed design calculations.