Compos Features

 

 

What makes Compos so unique?

 

  • Footfall induced vibration checks - calculate the Response Factor

  • Resotec - analyse the effects of using Richard Lees damping system.

  • Tapering plate girders

  • Variable slab widths and thicknesses

 

Design Codes:

 

  • HKSUOS:05

  • HKSUOS:11

  • BS5950: Part 3:Section 3.1: 1990

  • BS5950: Part 3:Section 3.1: 2010 amendment

  • EN 1994-1-1:2004 Eurocode 4

  • EN 1994-1-1:2004 Eurocdoe 4 (UK)

 

Specification used for web opening design:

 

  • SCI Publication 355: Design of composite beams with large web openings

 

Footfall induced vibration analysis is based on:

 

  • Willford, M.R. & Young, P. (2006) A Design Guide for Footfall Induced Vibration of Structures, The Concrete Centre, CCIP-016.

 

Resotec damping calculation is based on:

 

  • Ross, D, Ungar, E E & Kerwin, E M, "Damping of plate flexural vibration by means of viscoelastic laminae".

  • Analysis and design of composite steel beams, including automatic beam and stud selection

  • Tapering plate girders

  • Variable slab widths and thicknesses

  • Web penetrations and notches, with or without stiffeners

  • Design to ultimate and serviceability limit states, such as vibration frequency, deflection, beam weight and depth

  • Link beams together, so that secondary beams load primary ones

  • Footfall induced vibration checks - calculate the Response Factor

  • Analyse the effects of using the Resotec Damping System from Richard Lees Steel Decking. No other program gives you this.

 

Plus everything that you expect from a quality composite beam design program

 

  • Analysis and design of composite steel beams at construction and final stages, including automatic beam and stud selection

  • Web penetrations and notches, with or without stiffeners, analysed in accordance with the Steel Construction Institute Publication 068 "Design for Openings in the webs of composite beams"

  • Design to ultimate and serviceability limit states, such as vibration frequency, deflection, beam weight and depth

  • Construction stage design of steel beam, such as moment, shear and lateral torsional buckling buckling capacity at construction stages

  • Link beams together, so that secondary beams load primary ones

  • Automatic Section Design based minimum weight or minimum depth - Compos can automatically design a steel section from the national and international section database to meet code requirements and other criteria specified by the user

  • Automatic Stud Design - Compos automatically designs quantity and distribution of shear studs or checks your arrangement

  • Selection of load types - area, UDL, point, linear, patch, triangular, and moment loads

  • Catalogue or user defined decking profiles, plus solid slabs

  • User specified or automatically calculated effective width of concrete slabs

  • User defined or standard materials including steel, concrete, reinforcement and studs

  • User defined or code specified material partial safety factors and load partial safety factors

  • Design for propped or unpropped construction

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