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Mohamed Attibbi

Super elements and continuous slabs in Graitec Advance Design 2022

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Super element is a compound object created by combining several linear members for design purpose. Among many advantages, the use of a continuous member can be helpful at some locations to obtain better design and detailing of the structure. In fact, continuous members over several spans with same section would increase the design capacity which will result in more economic design and less materia...
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Eric Bernier

Tools to test the effect of winds on our building models

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What tools are available for the effect of winds on our models? Or how to choose your CFD software? Hi all, Several architecture firms today, having adopted Revit or BIM software a long time ago or very recently, would like to go further in the use of their models. Indeed, with a well-constructed model, we can go and draw information; on 4D and see the effect of time on our model, on 5D and better...
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Mohamed Attibbi

Efficiently generate rebar reinforcement in slabs with openings using Advance Design and PowerPack for Autodesk Revit

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Slab design and analysis can be a complicated task for designers and engineers, specially if the slab needs to have openings and cuts so they need to use simplified methods to address these kinds of projects. Nevertheless, the more complicated the models the less effective are these methods, especially for the slabs with large opening or cuts. Clause 13.10.10 of A23.3-19 provides instructions to d...
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Mohamed Attibbi

Slab concrete design using Strip method in Graitec Advance Design 2022

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Strip method is a lower bound approach used to determine the moment field that fulfils equilibrium requirements, which leads to adequate and sufficient plastic behavior of the slab. Therefore, it became a practical design method that deliver the needed reinforcement in an economic way and simple to use even for complicated shapes. Discovered by Swedish scientist Hillervborg in 1956, the theory was...
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Etienne Lechasseur

Seismic Analysis in Advance Design

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We have different types of seismic analysis in Advance Design. In this short blog, we will show you how to use seismic analysis based on response spectrum method. The method is a linear-dynamic analysis which considers the contribution of each natural mode of vibration to calculate maximum seismic response of a structure based on the defined design spectrum. This method is based on mode shapes and...
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Etienne Lechasseur

Automatic Wind Load Generator in Advance Design Based on NBC Code

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Modelling and defining the values of all climatic loads is a time-consuming process and a source of possible errors. Using the 3d wind and snow generator in Advance Design can increase your productivity by reducing the time spent calculating the loads and provide more accurate results. Several climatic standards are available in Advance Design, including ASCE 7, NBCC, and Eurocode 1 with different...
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Mohamed Attibbi

Advance Design buckling verification

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The concept of effective length is widely used by practising engineers and represents an important step in the design process of members under compressive forces, therefore a state of art method has been established. One of these practical procedures to define the buckling length factor is the alignment chart method. Most engineers use this method in lieu of an actual stability analysis in the int...
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