Pile Cap - Reinforcement
 
 
 

After defining the pile cap dimensions, click Next. The following dialog displays:

NoteOptions provided on the Reinforcement tab depend on a pile cap type chosen on the Geometry tab. The above dialog presents options available in the case of a pile cap for two piles.

REINFORCEMENT - a pile cap for one pile or two piles

The upper part of the dialog includes parameters of main reinforcement in a pile cap. There are four types (shapes) of main reinforcement:

The following parameters should be specified for main reinforcement:

A length of a reinforcement lap splice should be determined for the second reinforcement type, and for the last reinforcement type - a number of reinforcing bars.

The length of a reinforcement lap splice may be defined in two ways:

In the middle part of the dialog, parameters of structural reinforcement of a pile cap are provided (the options are available for a pile cap for two piles and after selecting fourth reinforcement type). Three types (shapes) of reinforcement are available:

The following parameters of structural reinforcement should be defined:

In addition, for the first reinforcement type a length of a reinforcement lap splice should be specified. The length of a reinforcement lap splice is defined in two ways:

The bottom part of the dialog includes parameters of transversal reinforcement of a pile cap. Two reinforcement types (shapes) are available:

The following parameters should be defined for transversal reinforcement:

For the first reinforcement type, the length of reinforcement lap splice should be defined.

REINFORCEMENT - a pile cap for three piles and for four piles

In the upper part of the dialog, a type of the main reinforcement of a pile cap should be selected:

For the main reinforcement two types (shapes) of reinforcement are available:

The following parameters should be specified for the main reinforcement:

The lower part of the dialog includes parameters of the structural reinforcement of a pile cap. The structural reinforcement will be generated if the Structural reinforcement option is selected (the symbol appears). If the Structural reinforcement option is cleared, options in this field are not available and the structural reinforcement will not be generated in a pile cap.

Two types (shapes) of the structural reinforcement are available:

The following parameters should be given for the structural reinforcement:

In the case of first reinforcement type a length of a lap splice should be specified additionally. The length of a lap splice are defined in two ways:

The lower right part of the dialog includes parameters of additional reinforcement of a pile cap. Options provided in this part of the dialog are available only for the circumferential reinforcement (after clicking for three piles or for four piles).

Additional reinforcement of a pile cap will be generated if the Additional reinforcement option is selected, the symbol appears. If the Additional reinforcement option is cleared, options in this field are not available and this reinforcement type will not be generated in a pile cap.

Two types (shapes) of additional reinforcement are available:

The following parameters should be specified for this reinforcement type:

Units used to define the pile cap geometry and reinforcement are set in the Job preferences dialog.

At the bottom of the dialog is a selection lists used to define a hierarchy of defined projects and templates; the following rules apply while creating the hierarchy:

Such hierarchy makes it easier to manage structure elements included in a project. It is also simpler to copy a project between two users (computers used by users), by copying a whole folder with the project name for the entire project hierarchy with all groups and templates.

You can define an arbitrary hierarchy; the following hierarchy can be used as an example:

The Template list includes user-defined templates (schemes) of pile caps and their reinforcement. After defining the pile cap geometry and reinforcement, it is possible to save these settings by specifying a name in the Template field and clicking the Save button (Note: a template is saved in a selected group and a selected project). After defining the pile cap reinforcement and selecting the name of a saved template (in a selected project and a selected group), all parameters in the dialog are set exactly as they are defined in the template.

To open a template saved in a selected project and a selected group, click Load. To delete a selected template assigned to a selected project and a selected group, click Delete.

Templates saved in the macros for formworks of structure elements are available and can be loaded to the corresponding reinforcement macros. Once such a template is loaded, the Geometrytab sets parameters of the structure element geometry saved in the template.

The following buttons are located at the bottom of the dialog: