ECE SOFTWARE

‘In-house’ developed ECE software and automated templates, for use in civil and structural engineering, are extremely popular today among practicing civil & structural engineers, engineering students, research scholars, software programmers & even software developer firms. Some of the reasons for their immense popularity are as under:

  • Highest automation level possible for a engineering design template.
  • Developed, updated, and maintained by experienced structural engineers from IITs.
  • Minimum dimensions and limiting ratios required as user input. Member size calculated by software.
  • Iterations for member size, rebar diameter, rebar spacing done internally to arrive at the optimum values without user intervention.
  • Designed to produce the most economical result out of the possible design options.
  • Capable of handling multiple load combinations at multiple support joints in a single design run.
  • Offer enormous design flexibility in terms of structure type, FOS for various limit states and the design checks.
  • Allows for stress increase in case of wind, seismic & blast load combinations as applicable.
  • Uses design principles as followed by O&G industry viz. PIPs, DEPs and good engineering practices.
  • Greatly simplified for use by junior engineers and diploma holders.
  • No prior training required to use.

Salient Features: 

  • Support Reactions imported ‘as-it-is’ from Analysis file.
  • Global-to-Local axes conversion at a ‘Click’.
  • 500 LCs at 50 Support Joints.
  • ‘Fixed’ & ‘Pinned’ Bases.
  • Twelve B/P configurations to choose from.
  • ‘H’ &’SHS’ Column Profiles.
  • ‘Rolled’ & ‘Built-Up’ Profiles for Column & Shear Key.
  • ‘Dimension Check’ ensures correct Pitch, Gauge, Edge & End distances.
  • No manual intervention unlike other Templates.
  • Only minimum sizes & limiting dimensions required as input.
  • User-input interface simplified like never before.
  • ‘Default’ input facility at a ‘Click’ to guide ‘First-time’ users.
  • ‘Step-by-step’ calculations with B/P sketch in 5 minutes.

Salient Features: 

  • Handles hundreds of LCs at multiple support joints in a single run.
  • Considers shear in both directions and bending about both axes for each LC.
  • SBC checked with user-specified LOC value (Teng’s chart used).
  • Includes checks for 2-way shear, 1-way shear, sagging flexure, hogging flexure, uplift check, sliding check and overturning check.
  • Loads can be applied at footing or pedestal level.
  • Handles load specific values for SBC increase factor, uplift FOS, sliding FOS, overturning FOS& restoring moment for overturning. This makes ideal for ‘blast-resistant’ building foundation.
  • Soil overburden calculated accurately based on footing location. This makes the foundation design economical for structures with high plinths such as warehouses.
  • User can obtain calculations for any user-specified footing size (to be selected from list of successful sizes).
  • Less than 5 minutes from import of support reactions until complete design with 6 sheets of detailed calculations and sketch with rebar details.
  • “Most economical design” using unit rates of concrete, rebar,formwork and labour.

Salient Features: 

  • Handles hundreds of LCs at multiple support joints in a single run.
  • Global-to-Local axes conversion at a ‘Click’.
  • Accounts for plinth beam loads framing into the pedestal from one or both directions.
  • Accounts for weights of wall supported on plinth beams considering contributory lengths of the beams.
  • Considers shear in both directions and bending about both axes for each LC.
  • Includes checks for Compression + Bending, Tension + Bending, shearabout both axes.
  • User can obtain calculations for any user-specified pedestal size (to be selected from list of successful sizes).
  • Less than 5 minutes from import of support reactions until complete design with 4 sheets of detailed calculations and sketch with rebar details.
  • “Most economical design” using unit rates of concrete, rebar, formwork, and labour.

Salient Features: 

  • Uniquely designed user interface for input of design parameters w.r.t building geometry and wind parameters.
  • Design wind pressures on various members of any 3D gable-framed building/PEB can be obtained in just 30 seconds.
  • 4 sheets of tabulated wind pressures generated at a mouse click.
  • Provision for having canopy on any or both sides of the building.
  • Provision for both “triangular” and “rectangular” shapes for the roof monitor.
  • Lot of other features to ease your wind load estimation and to handle changes from your client.

Salient Features: 

  • Designs our one-way & two-way slab panels, for all boundary conditions, at just a mouse click.
  • Uses built-in design tables & charts of relevant design code. User intervention is not required during the entire design process.
  • Allows user to choose different load factors for DL, LL & blast loads.
  • Includes checks for Flexure , Shear and Deflection
  • Output contains detailed ‘step-by-step’ calculations for various limit states for both design & serviceability.
  • User defined increments for bar spacing and slab thickness.

Salient Features: 

  • Designs our one-way & two-way slab panels, for all boundary conditions, at just a mouse click.
  • Uses built-in design tables & charts of relevant design code. User intervention is not required during the entire design process.
  • Allows user to choose different load factors for DL, LL & blast loads.
  • Includes checks for Flexure , Shear and Deflection
  • Output contains detailed ‘step-by-step’ calculations for various limit states for both design & serviceability.
  • User defined increments for bar spacing and slab thickness.