Foundation Design - New Pile Cap Design for Australian Head Code to AS 3600 : 2009

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Foundation Design - New Pile Cap Design for Australian Head Code to AS 3600 : 2009

Foundation Design - New Pile Cap Design for Australian Head Code to AS 3600 : 2009

Bringing foundation design to the Australian Head Code in line with that in other Head codes, this release adds the design of Pile Caps to AS 3600 : 2009. The functionality matches that of the existing design for the Eurocode and US design codes and supports auto-design of both the pile cap and pile selection. Comprehensive detail drawings of pile caps and piles can also automatically be produced.

  • Key aspects of the design are:

    • Pile caps can be modelled with 1 to 9 pile configurations.

    • There are options to auto-design; cap depth, number of piles and reinforcement.

    • The following checks are performed with extensive design details reported for each:
      • Pile capacity check

      • Pile cap bending check

      • Pile Cap shear capacity check

      • Column and pile punching shear check

      • Pile pair punching check

      • Pile one-way shear check.

      • Check for limiting parameters (spacings, edge distance, thickness etc.)

    • The engineer can choose the pile capacity to be considered for pile punching and shear checks.

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