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    STAAD Foundation Advanced

    Foundations done right

Comprehensive Foundation Design Software

Get efficient foundation design and documentation using plant-specific design tools, multiple design codes with U.S. and metric bar sizes, design optimization, and automatic drawing generation. STAAD Foundation Advanced provides you with a streamlined workflow through its integration with STAAD.Pro or as a stand-alone application. You can design virtually any type of foundation, from basic to the most complex. 
  • Easily model complex or simple footings, such as plant foundations supporting vertical vessels, horizontal vessels, tanks and other footings
  • Quickly model common foundations such as isolated, combined, strip, pile caps, and many more 
  • Simplify challenging scenarios such as vibrating machine foundation, lateral analysis of piers, or mat design using FEA
  • Efficiently use your structural model with the foundation model through integration with STAAD.Pro, including automatically synced changes in both models
    • Design foundations to international standards_SFA_SE_EDITED
    • Detail and schedule concrete rebar_SFA_EDITED
    • Produce structural design documentation_SFA_EDITED
    • Produce structural details_SFA
Capabilities
  • 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.
  • Analyze machine vibration and settlement

    • Analyze machine block foundation for dynamic loading. Leverage wizard-based input for faster FEA solids model creation, including rotating and reciprocating machines, various loading, and soil spring options. Perform in-depth analysis review using dynamic graphs and detailed formulae in reports.
       
  • Analyze steady state dynamic performance

    • Increase performance up to 2,000 times faster with STAAD’s advanced stiffness matrix solving application. Tackle large geometric models with multiple load cases without compromising analysis quality. Achieve top-notch performance for dynamic analysis.
  • 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.
  • 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 international standards.
  • Detail and schedule concrete reinforcing

    • Produce rebar placing drawings, including sections, plans, details, bar bending schedules, material take-offs and beam/column/footing schedules, all based on the 3D model. All schedules and drawings can be customized to adhere to your company’s standards for concrete projects.
  • 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.
  • Produce structural design documentation

    • Generate structural design documents including necessary plans and elevations that are used to convey the design intent. Changes made to the 3D model are automatically updated in the documentation.
  • Produce structural details

    • Produce detailed 2D drawings directly from design results established in the structural model. Customize the style and format of the drawings using settings offered within the software.
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