The program is easier to use than the commercial software as the input can be altered any time and the design check is clearly printed so that check can be carried out manually, if needed. The program was cross-checked with commercial software and found to be adequate.
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A screenshot of the rectangular concrete column with steel I-section is show below:
Reinforcement can also be added to the section. Moment capacity check and interaction ratio check according to EC4 will also be carried out.Similarly, the program can also carried out concrete filled circular section CHS, rectangular section RHS and square section SHS.
The excel and calc spreadsheet were tested using examples and also compared with the EC4 capacity tables listed in the handbook. The results are exact and proved to be accurate.
For the same Excel and Calc spreadsheet, section capacity check for steel section subject to axial force, bending moment and shear force are also included. The section check is applicable to UB or UC section with fully restraint or non-restraint conditions. User will need to input the restraint length to calculate the buckling moment capacity.