STAAD Foundation Advanced CONNECT Edition is used for the analysis and design of isolated footings, combined footings, strip footings, pile caps, and mat foundations.
It can be used as a standalone product or integrated with STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition.
STAAD Foundation Advanced CONNECT Edition consists of.
* With STAAD.Pro license, users can only run Isolated footings, Combined footings, and Pilecaps.
Basic foundations Mode
The rigid analysis method is used for the above modules. For footing losing contact with soil, an iterative method is used to find the region in contact.
Shear and bending are calculated based on actual region-in-contact and not based on averaging soil pressures.
Critical load cases are detected for each check (e.g. soil bearing check for each corner, sliding and overturning, shear and bending check in each direction)
If the footing is resized at any step, the design engine starts back from the soil bearing check to ensure updated self-weight is considered in the calculation.
Options are offered through global settings to control the effect of self-weight, top reinforcement design requirements, reinforcement placing direction, etc.
Reporting - STAAD Foundation Advanced reports detailed calculation with all code references and relevant formulas. With Dynamic sketch feature, the scale footing drawing is represented in the calculation
sheet along with relevant graphs.
Advanced Foundations Mode
Auto meshing with quad, triangular or mixed plate shape option; any shape of mat with holes and different thickness; conversion of plate moments to global moments.
Mat foundation module offers any shape of mat supported on soil or on piles with various forms of loading like line load, rectangular, circular & irregular pressure load, point load, reaction load etc.
Analysis is performed by the STAAD FEA engine.
The stability of the mat against sliding and overturning is reported for each service load case. For concrete design, local plate moments are converted to any desired global direction for performing reinforcement calculations. Moment below columns are neglected for reinforcing design. Multiple mat thickness can be assigned though control regions and control regions can be neglected from concrete design if needed.
Auto-generated solids; auto-generated dynamic loads
Vibrating machine foundation offers single, combined & combined gearbox options. It offers rotating and reciprocating equipment as load generators. For dynamic load calculations and soil spring calculations, it follows ACI351.3R-04 for dynamic load generation and soil spring generation.
Solids are auto-generated for the given geometry and dynamic analysis is performed by the STAAD FEA engine.
The calculation sheet reports the analysis results along with code references used for dynamic load and soil spring generation. It also produces dynamic graphs per ACI351.3R-04 for various severity and permissible displacement checks.
Multiple soil layers, multiple concrete sections; Dual non-linear analysis; p-y curve generation for soil; non-linear concrete section
Lateral analysis of drilled pier offers dual non-linear analysis (where pile concrete section behaves non-linear and supporting soil reactions are also non-linear).
It offers multiple section choice as a circular or rectangular section with or without casing. For various soil layers, p-y curve generation method can be specified. Users can specify batter angle, ground slope, a factor of safety for skin friction & tip resistance.
* STAAD Foundation Advanced also generated site-ready detail drawings
The Plant foundations are analyzed using the rigid method. Special recommendations made by PIP, API are taken into consideration where applicable. STAAD Foundation Advanced generates Seismic and Wind forces on vessel per ASCE7-05 / IS 875, / IS1893 / API 650. It also automatically generates load combinations based on ASCE 7 or PIP guidelines.
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Design and analyze simple or complex structures for a wide range of loading conditions, including conditions induced by gravity like dead and live loads, such as skip conditions and tilt-up walls, in combination with lateral loads like wind and seismic.
Analyze machine block foundation for dynamic loading. Leverage wizard-based input for faster FEA solids model creation, including rotating and reciprocating machines, various loading, and soil spring options. Perform in-depth analysis review using dynamic graphs and detailed formulae in reports.
Increase performance up to 2,000 times faster with STAAD’s advanced stiffness matrix solving application. Tackle large geometric models with multiple load cases without compromising analysis quality. Achieve top-notch performance for dynamic analysis.
Calculate and design concrete slab/column connections for punching shear, including the effects of unbalanced joint moments.
Design and detail seismic force-resisting systems, generating seismic loads according to the relevant building code. Consider these forces in the design of elements and, where applicable, the design of frames and the larger structural system. Enforce the ductility requirements of the selected design code in element proportioning and detailing.
Design a wide variety of foundations, from simple spread footings to complicated mats and specialized machinery pads. Complete your designs with confidence thanks to extensive support of international standards.
Produce rebar placing drawings, including sections, plans, details, bar bending schedules, material take-offs and beam/column/footing schedules, all based on the 3D model. All schedules and drawings can be customized to adhere to your company’s standards for concrete projects.
Apply code-prescribed wind and seismic loads to the structure using built-in load generators. Calculate relevant loading parameters automatically based on the structural geometry, mass, and selected building code provisions without the need for separate hand calculations. Combine these lateral load cases with gravity and other types of loads using load combination generators.
Generate structural design documents including necessary plans and elevations that are used to convey the design intent. Changes made to the 3D model are automatically updated in the documentation.
Produce detailed 2D drawings directly from design results established in the structural model. Customize the style and format of the drawings using settings offered within the software.