The software "Concrete" verifies reinforced concrete cross-sections of any shape according to EN 1992-1-1 and EN 1992-2.
The user interface consists of a main menu with toolbars in the upper part of the window, tree menu on the left and input/display part on the right side of the window. The main menu contains all tools and functions, which can be used during the work. The tree menu is used for the administration of individual project tasks as well as for switching between parts of an input. The work with the tree menu is described in the chapter "Tree menu". The tree menu can be alternated by the part "Data" of the main menu. Tools for documents printing are organized in the window "Print and export document", which can be opened using the printing icon in the toolbar "Files" or using the appropriate link in the part "File" of the main menu.
Two types of particular tasks can be used in the software:
These tasks can be added with the help of the buttons "Add section" and "Add member" in the heading of the tree menu.
Default screen of the software contains general data of the project (identification details, design standard).
Frame "General project data" shows data, that can be input in the window "General project data". The window can be opened by using the button "Edit". The entered data can be used in heading and footing of documents.
The design standard including national annex can be changed in the part "Standard". These settings are placed in the window "Standard selection", that can be launched by the button "Edit".
Part "Calculation options" contains settings that may influence the analysis:
Check bar spacing
Check of detailing only informative
Calculate crack width only after exceeding concrete tensile strength
Imeprfection and minimum eccentricity considered in the direction of the bending moment vector, minimum eccentricity considered before buckling
Use wizard for new input
The setting "Calculate continuously" recalculates the results after any change immediately. This may be quite time consuming and limiting for members with a lot of load combinations. When switched off, any part is recalculated after clicking on it in the tree-menu.
Main application window