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Dam Safety in an Earthquake

An earthquake can cause a dam to crack or dislocate, or even cause its component blocks to detach. The damage can result in uncontrolled water release or a catastrophic flood. Numerical methods such as finite element analysis play an important role in assessing the possible seismic damage to dams. In this blog post, we show how ADINA was used by a team of engineers in Switzerland for this challenging task.

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Success Story | Dhirubhai Ambani International Convention & Exhibition Centre

The USD 160 million Dhirubhai Ambani International Convention & Exhibition Centre (CEC) is an 8-million-square-foot complex that includes a 2,000-seat theater, exhibition halls, high-end retail spaces, offices, and premium residences. Developed by Reliance Industries Ltd., the center will provide a world-class convention and exhibition venue in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Concrete Design Workflow for Slabs and Foundations Using STAAD.Pro

STAAD.Pro is generally associated with the analysis and design of steel structures. However, add-on components that are available with the program make it an efficient and powerful tool for concrete design also. Tools such as  STAAD Foundation Advanced, and RCDC – FE give engineers the means needed to design and detail concrete structures. In many design offices, slabs and foundations are either: Included as part of the superstructure model and thus analyzed along with the beams and columns, or Modeled as an independent local structure for analysis and design using the Finite Element Method (FEM) In this article, we focus on the capabilities of various tools for handling these “planar” elements, namely, floor slabs and foundations, using STAAD.Pro, RCDC – FE, and STAAD Foundation Advanced. This article focuses on the following topics: Typical workflow for slabs and foundations Analysis considerations for concrete slabs and foundations Discussion on main design requirements Discussion on rebar detailing Generation of reports and drawings Choice of Software for Slabs and Foundations Two of the options available to STAAD.Pro users looking to design floor slabs and mat foundations are: Structural Element STAAD Foundation Advanced RCDC – FE Floor Slabs Cannot Handle See “Workflow for Design and Detailing Floor

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Concrete Design Workflows in RAM Structural System

RAM Structural System offers a complete solution for the analysis, design, and documentation of concrete and steel building structures. It includes many time-saving features designed specifically for the analysis and design of buildings that are not available in many general-purpose finite element analysis applications.

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