HOLES AND CUTOUTS
More than 50 parametric shapes, defined by simple dimensions, and more than 3000 standard steel shapes, are ready to be used in composite columns. Edit parametric shapes and draw arbitrary shapes using the polygon drawing tool. You can merge parametric or drawn shapes to create complex new shapes.
Add rebars of any size anywhere in the cross-section and use individual, corner, side, perimeter, linear, and circular distribution tools to distribute bars appropriately.
STEEL STRESS-STRAIN CURVES
Use different stress-strain curves to model various materials and properties, from simple linear and rectangular stress blocks to parabolic curves.
LOADING AND CAPACITY
Visualize the loading and capacity of a selected column in 2D and 3D.
CSiCol will calculate the elastic stresses for axial load and biaxial bending moments. 2D and 3D cracked-stress contours for both reinforced and composite sections can also be displayed.
STRESS AND STRAIN PLOTS
The stresses and strains in concrete and reinforcement can be computed for a given set of loads, as well as the orientation and location of the neutral axis.
CSiCol will automatically find the most suitable column section and reinforcement for a given set of loads. The auto-design options can be used to control the way the design solution is found and the order in which the dimensions and reinforcement are changed. You can also specify the minimum and maximum values of various parameters and the increment to be used. Auto design can also include the evaluation of slenderness effects.
ANIMATE PMM SURFACE
View the animation of capacity-surface generation for different neutral-axis angles.
Generate maximum-curvature plots showing the variation of maximum curvature for different axial loads.