• RAM Concept - Your go-to concrete slab and foundation design workhorse

    RAM Concept

    Your go-to concrete slab and foundation design workhorse

Concrete Slab Design Software

Economically design post-tensioned and reinforced concrete floors including slabs, mats, and rafts, with exceptional visibility into compliance, efficiency, and practicality. Design floors and foundations reliably and efficiently, saving time and money, and overcoming the most common concerns you face as a designer. RAM Concept allows you to easily design complex floor geometries and incorporate changes with ease using powerful task automation and clearly organized output.
    • Analyze for time dependent effects
    • Analyze gravity and lateral load
    • Calculate punching shear
    • Comply with seismic requirements
    • Create finite element meshes
    • Design and analyze structural models
    • Design foundations to international standards
    • Design post-tensioned and conventional systems
    • Design to international design standards
    • Capability
    • Integrate slab and foundation designs
    • Model building structures
Capabilities
  • Analyze for time dependent effects

    • Capture the time-varying properties of concrete in your analysis. Account for creep, shrinkage, and cracking at various time stages in the analysis, accurately predicting deflections with consideration for how concrete truly behaves.
  • Analyze gravity and lateral load

    • Design and analyze simple or complex structures for a wide range of loading conditions, including those induced by gravity such as dead and live loads, including skip conditions, in combination with lateral loads including wind and seismic.
  • Calculate punching shear

    • Calculate and design concrete slab/column connections for punching shear, including the effects of unbalanced joint moments.
  • Comply with seismic requirements

    • Design and detail seismic force-resisting systems, generating seismic loads according to the relevant building code. Consider these forces in the design of elements and, where applicable, the design of frames and the larger structural system. Enforce the ductility requirements of the selected design code in element proportioning and detailing.
  • Create finite element meshes

    • Use element generation to decompose physical elements such as slabs, mats, or walls into series of plates or solids. Efficiently generate finite element geometry for complex objects with openings. Optimize finite element analysis by choosing various plate shapes based on analysis requirements.
  • Design and analyze with finite elements

    • Complete building analysis, design, and drafting for the entire structure accurately and efficiently using our state-of-the-art finite element analysis. Reduce or eliminate the time spent waiting for results using our fast solvers.
  • Design and analyze structural models

    • Quickly model your entire structure, including decks, slabs, slab edges and openings, beams, columns, walls, braces, spread and continuous footings, and pile caps. Efficiently automate many of your time-consuming design and analysis tasks and produce practical system and component designs that are document ready.
  • Design and optimize steel connections

    • Design and detail structural steel connections, including beam-to-beam, beam-to-column, brace end, anchorage into concrete, and complex multi-member connections. Simplify the arrangement of plates, stiffeners, bolts, and welds with a comprehensive library of standard connection types. Easily compare the economy and practicality of connection scenarios.
  • Design foundations to international standards

    • Design a wide variety of foundations, from simple spread footings to complicated mats and specialized machinery pads. Complete your designs with confidence thanks to extensive support of U.S. and international standards.
  • Design post-tensioned and conventional systems

    • Design elevated concrete slabs with or without post-tensioning. Consider all major aspects of slab design including service, ductility, and strength limit states, code-prescribed requirements, long-term deflections, punching shear, and walking vibration.
  • Design to international design standards

    • Extend the reach of your business practice and take advantage of global design opportunities by using a wide range of international standards and specifications in our design products. Complete your designs with confidence thanks to extensive support of U.S. and international standards.
  • Generate design loads and load combinations

    • Apply code-prescribed wind and seismic loads to the structure using built-in load generators. Calculate relevant loading parameters automatically based on the structural geometry, mass, and selected building code provisions without the need for separate hand calculations. Combine these lateral load cases with gravity and other types of loads using load combination generators.
  • Model building structures

    • Model, analyze, and design with intuitive applications tailored especially to the needs of building structures. Quickly obtain comprehensive and thorough designs that conform to U.S. and international building code requirements.
  • Share structural models

    • Transfer structural model geometry and design results from one application to another and synchronize changes over time. Quickly share the structural model, drawings, and information with the entire team for review.
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