The software integrates all common footing designs including isolated footings, combined footings, pile-cap arrangement and design, octagonal footings, mat foundations, drilled pier foundations, and guyed tower foundations. Plant foundation mode contains vertical vessel, horizontal vessel foundations with different shapes, and configurations along with annular ring tank foundation and laterally loaded drilled pier analysis. These accurate design capabilities are powered with wizard based input, automatic load (wind and seismic) generation and configurable load combination tools. A wizard-based foundation solution mode called “Foundation Toolkit” is available for spread footing, combined footing, pile cap, drilled pier axial analysis, and guyed tower foundations.
Optimizes Foundation Design:
Currently, STAAD Foundation Advanced V8i supports seven concrete codes: ACI-2005, BS 8110, IS-456-2000, AS 3600-2004, CSA 23.3-04, GB50007-2002 and EN 1992-1-1-2004. Load generation tools include wind and seismic load as well as automatic and user-defined load combinations generation. PIP STC 01015 code is implemented for equipment foundation load generation. The program performs all necessary design checks for most optimized foundation design. Alternatively, it provides tools to check existing foundations. Its powerful 3D graphics enable engineers to quickly identify and investigate displaced shapes, stress contour, soil pressure, and reinforcement layout.
STAAD Foundation Advanced V8i is seamlessly integrated with STAAD.Pro V8i (a leading product in structural analysis and design). Any analyzed STAAD.Pro file can be imported into or exported to STAAD Foundation Advanced V8i, while automatically bringing in all column positions (and/or plates), attached column dimensional properties, support reactions, and loads. Any changes made to the column positions or loads can be re-imported to further evaluate the substructure. STAAD Foundation Advanced V8i can import and export input data from spreadsheets and can export detailed output.
Finite Element Analysis (FEM) for Accurate and Economical Designs:
No matter how complex the foundation is, STAAD Foundation Advanced V8i can design it with its objectbased modeling environment via the mat foundation module. Whether it is rectangular, complex polygonal, circular or includes openings, STAAD Foundation Advanced V8i tools can model, analyze, design and produce drawings. The sophisticated mesh generation automatically handles holes (cut-outs) as well as inner regions with different thicknesses or soil property. Physical loading objects can be as diversified as circular load, quadrilateral load, line load, and point load on space. STAAD Foundation Advanced V8i takes full advantage of 3D FEM analysis and employs an innovative technique to optimize reinforcement requirements. The program automatically detects uplift and redistributes the force.
Reduces Redesign Time:
STAAD Foundation Advanced V8i generates detailed drawings that include plan, elevation and sectional views with rebar marks. Schedule drawing gives a summary table for design results. GA (general arrangement) drawing includes all the footings designed in the project to scale with grid lines and grid marks that help to identify interference. Drawings can be exported to DXF or DWG formats to produce site drawings. The most popular feature is Calculation Sheet, which shows detailed output with relevant code clauses and equations.