Foundation Design - New Lateral Load Check for Pile Caps and Piled Mats

Added June 16, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Tekla Structural Designer 2021

Foundation Design - New Lateral Load Check for Pile Caps and Piled Mats

Foundation Design - New Lateral Load Check for Pile Caps and Piled Mats

This release adds the ability to check the piles of Pile Caps and Piled Mats for lateral loads (previously only vertical loads were checked). This enhancement applies to the following Head Codes; Eurocode (all countries), United States (ACI), India and British Standards.

  • New Settings:

    • Pile Catalogue - you can now specify the lateral pile capacity as shown in the picture below.

  • Design Settings - the lateral load check is activated by a new Concrete Design setting “Check piles for lateral load” (default is off) as shown in the picture below. There are separate settings for Isolated Foundations (Pile caps) and Mat Foundations in Concrete > Cast-in-place > Foundations.



  • Design Checks - the design details are enhanced to display the results of the new checks:

    • Pile Caps - the new “Pile Lateral Capacity” result group has both a summary table giving the results for the governing combination and check details for all checked combinations for all analysis types.

  • Pile Mats - all individual pile design details include a new “Pile Lateral Capacity” giving the check details for the governing combination for each analysis type.

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