Information on the implementation of Seismic capacity design criteria for concrete columns and beams can be found in the new features of CYPECAD on this webpage.
Improvements have been implemented in the following seismic codes:
As of the 2013.g version, the analysis in CYPECAD using the ACI 318M-08 (USA - International) concrete code in combination with seismic codes: CHOC-04 (Honduras), COVENIN 1756-1:2001 (Venezuela) and NSE-10 (Guatemala), offers:
CYPECAD's new column editor offers and extensive and meticulous information on the data, checks and results of all the concrete and steel columns of the job including their detailed Ultimate Limit State (U.L.S.) check reports. The U.L.S. reports allow users to verify, justify and optimise the design of the columns in CYPECAD.
More information on the concrete column editor of CYPECAD can be found on the following links:
Norma Venezolana COVENIN 1756-1:2001. Edificaciones sismorresistentes.
The 2013.g version includes in CYPECAD:
The 2013.e version of CYPECAD implemented "the capacity design criteria for bending at the supports in accordance with Annex 10 of the EHE-08 code". Now, for the 2013.g version, other capacity design criteria will be implemented for seismic design, with which CYPECAD designs concrete beams and columns. The capacity design criteria implemented up to now are:
These design criteria are applied in CYPECAD and are specified in the Detailed Ultimate Limit State check reports if the selected codes are those which have been indicated.
CYPECAD's new beam editor (implemented in the 2013.e version) includes the following new features for the 2013.g version:
A new option: Redesign frame, represented by the button, has been implemented in the top toolbar of the beam editor. This option redesigns the frame with the forces calculated by CYPECAD, even if the option to block the reinforcement of the frame is activated in the editor (new option implemented in this version, more details of which are provided below.)
The new Block or Unblock frame reinforcement option is represented by an icon situated in the View section of the lateral menu of the new beam editor. This icon can be represented in two ways: open padlock () or closed padlock (). The open padlock () indicates the reinforcement of the frame being edited is not blocked and the closed padlock () indicates it is blocked. By clicking on the icon, the blocked status of the beam reinforcement changes. Blocking of the reinforcement is only effective for actions carried out outside the editor. In other words, if the frame's reinforcement is blocked, () CYPECAD will not be able to modify it with any of the reinforcement options or even by analysing the job (Beam Definition tab > Analyse). Nonetheless, even if the reinforcement of the frame is blocked (), it can be modified in the Beam editor (changing it manually or using the Redesign button implemented in this version).
A new option was implemented in the 2013.e version: Join longitudinal reinforcement (included in the Longitudinal reinforcement dialogue box which is activated using the button from the toolbar of the beam editor), for CYPECAD's beam editor and for Continuous beams. Since then, this option allows for additional reinforcement bar packs of the same diameter to be joined.
Now, in the 2013.g version, the Join reinforcement option allows for assembly and skin reinforcement in adjacent spans to be joined. Using this option, users can also select the assembly or skin reinforcement of a span and then that of the adjacent span. The program will join the selected assembly or skin reinforcement, by copying the reinforcement which is first selected to that which is selected in second place. Unlike the joining of additional reinforcement (for which the program only allows for reinforcement of the same diameter to be joined without substituting the reinforcement of one span for the other), joining of the assembly or skin reinforcement implies that the reinforcement selected in second place will be substituted by those that were selected first (regardless of the number of bars and diameter).
The configuration options of the beam editor are saved automatically for the next time users edit the reinforcement of a frame. These options are the same for CYPECAD's beam editor and Continuous beams.
The drawings generated by the Punching shear verification program include a plan view of the punching shear reinforcement that has been provided.
The 2013.g version of Punching shear verification includes examples designed in accordance with Eurocode 2.
Continuous beams now includes the following new features:
These improvements are the same as those which have been implemented in the CYPECAD's beam editor (except the option to Block reinforcement, which, given how it operates, is not applicable to this program).
Arquimedes has been updated so to include changes introduced in Allplan 13 (32-bit) and maintain the connection between both applications.