Foundation Design2024-05-08T10:32:16+02:00
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Foundation Design

The Foundation Design module in FEM-Design structural analysis software helps you perform geotechnical checks of complete 3D structures, or just frames.

The study and modification of soil and rocks should be a top priority when you run complex structural designs and want to assure sustainability, stability and safety. FEM-Design allows you to model varying stiffness in different types of foundations allowing detailed analysis to prevent potential negative construction outcomes.

Foundation Design Software Module in FEM-Design

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Foundation Design Geotechnical Checks

The FEM-Design Foundation Module helps you perform geotechnical checks of foundations such as column and strip foundations, slabs and piles. It makes it possible for you to calculate the bedding modulus based on the interaction with soil modelled in 3D, with different layers and ground water. Potential insulation under the foundations can be considered too. Model data is used to calculate ground load bearing capacity, the slip resistance and check foundation eccentricity and settlements.

Foundation Module Features

  • Soil strength and layers are fed into the overall 3D model

  • Foundation rigidity updates in the calculation model

  • Supply groundwater levels as well as open or closed conditions

  • Supply base insulation with strength and stiffness settings

  • Eccentricity check

  • Load capacity check

  • Slip safety

  • Deflection inspection

  • Automatic calculation of variable bedding modulus based on the soil layer properties and adjacent foundation points loading

  • Automatic stiffness calculation of piles

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Foundation Design Info – FEM-Design Wiki

Full details on the Foundation Software Module and the theory can be found on the FEM-Design Wiki by clicking here.

Calculations performed according to:

  • Euro Code
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  • Polish National Annex
  • Romanian National Annex
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  • Swedish National Annex
  • Turkish Seismic Code

Languages supported:

  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Hungarian
  • Polish

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