ECtools Advanced

ECtools Advanced includes ECtools Basic’s features plus more. It facilitates the assessment/retrofitting of existing r/C and masonry buildings and the review/checking of the design of a new building.
Description

Etools Advanced facilitates the assessment/retrofitting of existing r/C and masonry buildings and the review/checking of the design of a new building. It also includes all the ECtools basic features.

Etools Advanced includes:

  • Full design procedure according to EC2 and EC8, which includes
  • Design of R/C linear elements
  • Design of R/C shell elements for walls
  • Separate editor for RC walls which includes all the specific characteristics (edge columns, minimum dimensions etc)
  • Current European Concrete and Seismic code (EC2 and EC8).
  • Shear capacity design
  • Joints capacity design
  • Torsional response checks
  • Check for avoiding capacity design of joints
  • Storey displacements and drifts checks
  • Calculation of seismic joint with adjacent buildings
  • Check for P-δ effects
  • Unreinforced or Reinforced masonry wall design (shell elements) according to EC6.
  • Preparation of the static nonlinear analysis (pushover) model by inserting the nonlinear hinges according to the results of the design and FEMA356 guidelines(ETABS only).
  • Section designer NOUS that permits the design of arbitrary complex R/C wall or column sections using Scia Engineer or ETABS analysis results (3d integration of shell element stresses to Internal forces of the complex section)
  • Design of rehabilitated R/C or masonry sections with separate materials for the core existing section and the jacket section. (includes jacket templates)

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