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precast prestressed columns

precast prestressed columns

precast prestressed columns

I am looking for a modern software for the design of precast prestressed columns that can automatically conduct structural analysis and design based on ACI 318. I need it for a large parking structure.

RE: precast prestressed columns

I believe that both of these will do what you seek:

1) LECWall

2) Eriksson Wall

Out of curiosity, what are you hoping to accomplish by prestressing the columns? In my experience, prestressing columns doesn't tend to yield a whole lot of benefit other that simply replacing rebar if that's your fabricator's preference. I've found it rare that precast columns are slender enough to see the benefit.

RE: precast prestressed columns

I am using PPC Column Software from Precast Computing. Here is the software page:


It can handle non-prestressed and/or prestressed precast columns with rectangular sections. I hope this is what you are looking for.

I am dealing with some precasters that prefer to use precast column for faster column cage construction.

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