Computer Aided Design of Reinforced Concrete

by Warren J. Paul, Harza Engineering Co, Structural, Analysis & Design Section, Chicago, IL, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Aided Design in Civil Engineering

Abstract: An interactive computer-aided design (CAD) program for the design of reinforced concrete members is herein described. The program, called ECPRS, designs reinforcement and performs all checks required by ACI 318-83 for specific structural cross-sections. The member library is at present limited to beams, walls, and columns of rectangular cross-section. Provisions have been made to allow for the rapid investigation of several cross-sections of a single member. The input to ECPRS consists of material properties, cross-section geometry, axial and shear factored forces and bending and torsional factored moments. Biaxial bending is allowed. The output consists of the reinforcement required to satisfy 318-83.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Reinforced concrete | Cross sections | Material properties | Bending (structural) | Structural design | Beam columns

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