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DIMENSION Plane Frame

Plane Frame – used to determine the internal forces and deformations of plane frame systems according to 1st and 2nd order analysis.
The design is plotted on a drawing surface which contains useful tools for quick definition with supports and loads.

The program can automatically generate the nature loads wind and snow on facades as well as gable and shed roofs according to the European standard.
In the cross-section catalogue you will find the most frequently used timber and steel profiles with corresponding moments of inertia and cross-section constants. In addition, you can define your own cross-sections in timber, steel, reinforced/non-reinforced concrete, and other materials.

The result contains a table with section forces, deformations, and reactions. The program can be extended with modules for determining the load capacity utilisation in steel, timber, and concrete. Graphical display in colour and curves of steel cross-section class, utilisations and drawing of a conclusion is possible. Calculation of natural frequencies and accelerations is also possible.

The program can be extended with the following modules for the determination of load-bearing capacity of steel, timber, and concrete

Concrete structures

Determines load-bearing capacity of concrete cross-sections in plane frame

These programs can determine internal forces, deformations, crack widths and utilisation for combined normal force and moment and utilisation for shear as well as the distance between any shear reinforcement for concrete frames and concrete beams.
It is possible to set up reinforced rectangular, circular, T and K concrete cross-sections as well as slabs with automatic placement of reinforcement.

Your own reinforcement types can be defined, and it is possible to set up a standard fire case. The program checks the standard requirements for the concrete cross-section. Long-term and short-term loads can be divided. Internal forces are determined by a first order calculation according to elasticity theory or plasticity theory. Deformations are determined according to the elasticity theory.

With Continuous Concrete Beams calculations of beams can be made. With the concrete module for Plane Frame, it’s also possible to calculate frames.

Steel structures

Determines load-bearing capacity of steel cross-sections in Plane Frame.

For compressive elements, buckling can be considered. Elements can also be examined for lateral torsional buckling. Stresses in cross-sections can be determined plastically or elastically, depending on the cross-section class, after which the utilisation is calculated.
In fire combinations, temperature in profiles is determined and strength and stiffness parameters are reduced. The profiles used, can be protected by fire insulation, which is obtained from the insulation table provided.

Timber structures

Determines load-bearing capacity of timber cross-sections in Plane Frame

For elements subjected to compression, buckling can be considered. Elements can also be examined for lateral torsional buckling. Timber structures can investigate the utilisation of standard timber profiles from the timber table, which includes rectangular and circular profiles of regular structural timber, rectangular glulam profiles and rectangular profiles of types Kerto-Q and HQL glulam.

The program provides tables for the tensile, compressive and shear performance of profiles in ultimate and accidental limit state. In fire combinations, fire effects are considered as well.

Steel joint

Determines the load-bearing capacity of steel joints in Plane Frame

Some of the most commonly used joints in steel frames, can be calculated. The utilisation of bolted joints, design of weld seams and associated plates and corner plates are calculated/checked.

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