MasterKey: Concrete Design
Integrated design of Concrete Beams, Columns and Pad Foundations in MasterFrame and MasterPort Structures. Design to Eurocode, British Standard, and South African codes
MasterKey: Concrete Design is a suite of 3 modules for the interactive design of concrete beams (and one-way slabs), columns and pad foundations in structures analysed using MasterFrame, or MasterPort. The degree of integration and interaction during design allow the Engineer sculpt their design to their needs.
This integration removes input errors, and allows you to check against all the loading cases developed by modern codes of practice in minutes.
MasterKey: Concrete Design performs the concrete design to Eurocode, British Standard and South African codes.
All MasterSeries design programs feature our "Real Time Design", meaning that your full detailed design report is displayed at all times and instantly updated as changes are made to design parameters. No black boxes and no digging around for detailed design results.
MasterKey: Concrete Design enables the Engineer to detail as part of the design process, thus integrating the analysis, design, detailing and drafting into a single operation.
As the element is detailed the software automatically checks the proposed cage of reinforcement against the structural design requirements of EuroCode 2, BS 8110 or SABS 0100. Non-compliance is graphically highlighted on the screen enabling the structural Engineer to interactively change the reinforcement accordingly.
- One-way slabs without shear reinforcement
- Rectangular, Square and T & L-shaped beams
- Flange loaded inverted T & L-shaped beams
- Multiple bar layers and curtailment zones
- Dimensional Checks for code compliance
- Full Torsional design
- Up to 7 Shear zones
Note: MasterKey: Concrete Design should not be confused with the simpler, MasterBeam: Concrete Continuous Beam Designer for simple continuous beams. MasterKey: Concrete Design designs concrete members in 2D and 3D frames.
MasterKey: Concrete Design performs the concrete column design to EuroCode 2, BS 8110 or SABS 0100.
- Rectangular, Square and Circular Columns
- Full Bi-Axial design
- Different Major, Minor & Corner Bars
- Braced & Unbraced frames
- Slender & Short Columns
- Detailing to include Splice or cranked bars and kickers
- Stand alone Column designer included
MasterKey: Concrete Design performs the concrete pad foundation design to EuroCode 2, BS 8110 or SABS 0100.
- Rectangular & Square Pads with Bi-Axial Loading
- Bi-Axial moment with partial uplift
- Bi-Axial Eccentric Columns
- Concrete tension considered in uplift
- Full Uplift Design
- Detailed punching shear checks
- Mass Concrete Bases
- Column Starter Bars
- Stand alone Pad designer included
MasterKey: Concrete Design outputs to PDF, any windows printer as well as DXF drawings of all the details.
Users of PowerPad, Building Design Suite or Office Tools, can also export results directly to Microsoft Word. (Word not supplied)
- Scheduling to BS 4466, BS 8666, or SABS 82, using the built in MasterRC Scheduler
- Full detailing to Printer or DXF file
- Selectable Printer or DXF file
- Export to MasterRC
Concrete slab design is NOT part of the core MasterKey: Concrete Design suite.
However, by adding the MasterKey: Concrete Slab Design module, you can specify and design longitudinal and shear reinforcement in slabs. MasterKey: Concrete Slab Design allows you to interactively identify and resolve any slab failure areas.
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Only Column and Pad Design
Available as a Building Design Suite Analysis Add-on
Member limited version included in PowerPad
Integrates with MasterFrame, MasterPort, PowerPad and Building Design Suite
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Free interactive analysis, design and detailing of single span concrete beams. Design to the Eurocode, British Standard and SABS.
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