#rcmem #analysis195 votes
Make an automated/COM interface for Adsec so there's a streamline way to easily do large numbers of section analyses.
AdSec can produce individual results for each section, but not for multiple sections simultaneously, nor can multiple graphs be extracted. It also means that even if a section is analysed the results are deleted as soon as we enter into another section. This makes extracting results a lot more long-winded than it should need to be. Ideally, all sections and cases could be analysed in one go and results could be extracted from all sections and analysis cases, so that one single report can be printed for submission. Thank you!34 votes
Consideration of confinement in calculating capacity
(this will require spacing of links to be specified)
#rcmem #analysis21 votes
It would be beneficial to be able to plot SLS M-N diagram in AdSec for a given section and crack width. This would allow us to plot multiple points within one diagram (easy graphical representation) rather than inputting multiple load cases into AdSec (and having a tabular output only).9 votes
Report effective flexural stiffness (EI) and axial stiffness (EA) based on Moment-Curvature relation
Include option to allow user to enter explicitly the coefficient values and factors for strain compatibility calculation so that we can modify to cater for different codes. Currently some of this is available in but it modifying the BS8110 parameters and thus cannot get rid of the BS8110 when we print it out. This is with the hopes one day we can use ADsec for column calculation for such as china projects, instead of relying on Xtract for that purpose.
Calculation of ULS curvature and stiffness e.g. to EC2
#rcmem #analysis3 votes
Create an Excel Add In to access Adsec concrete design capability in a spreadsheet. (The steel one is fantastic)
We all need bespoke design tools on occasion, and rather than creating new coding for design we should be able to access a well maintained database of RC design coding.
(There is OvaSEA, but this is doubling up Arup resources to codify concrete design. Currently, it also does not access as many codes as Adsec)3 votes
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