The Pile Reinforcement - Section option defines the geometry of an RC pile as well as transversal and longitudinal reinforcement
of a pile. Select the option from:
- Menu: Reinforcement > Structure elements > Structure elements - reinforcement > Pile
- Ribbon: ASD - Structure elements > Structure elements - reinforcement > Pile
- Toolbar: Structure elements - reinforcement > Pile .
The following dialog displays:
The following information displays :
- Name of an RC structure element (RC pile)
- Number of position
- Number of defined elements (piles) - this number has an effect on the steel table.
Select the Add element option to group the reinforcing bars (or reinforcing wire fabrics) of the spread footing reinforcement
into an element while generating the formwork / reinforcement of the spread footing. The name specified in the Element name
field is added on the Model tab of the Object Inspector dialog. The element (the group of reinforcing bars) displays in the Element manager dialog.
The PILE field includes options to define the parameters of RC pile geometry:
- Pile length
- Diameter of a pile cross-section.
A pile should have 1 segment of 2 segments. It depends on the structural conditions concerned with the pile length (if the
pile length exceeds the length of applied reinforcing bars, two segments should be selected); longitudinal reinforcement of
two pile segments is connected by a lap splice joint, at the location of the lap splice joint transversal reinforcement is
spaced more densely.
The lower part of the dialog includes the following parameters for stirrup reinforcement:
- Stirrup diameter
- Reinforcing bar diameter f
- Steel grade
- Bar spacing
- Length of a stirrup lap splice, is defined in two ways:
o Giving a multiple of a reinforcing bar diameter (e.g. 30 * f)
o Specifying the length of a reinforcement lap splice; in the Lap splice edit field enter the equality sign (=), and after
the equality sign specify the value of a lap splice length (while the lap splice length is being typed, the color of the edit
field displays in blue - see the drawing below)
The following parameters are defined for longitudinal reinforcement:
After completing definition of pile transversal dimensions and reinforcement in the pile cross-section, click Next, the Pile reinforcement - View dialog displays.