STAAD.foundation is used for the analysis and design of isolated footings, combined footings, strip footings, pile caps and mat foundations. It can be used as a standalone product or integrated with STAAD.Pro.
Latest version: STAAD.foundation V8i (SELECT Series4) Release 5.3, released November 2nd, 2010.
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STAAD.foundation V8i (SELECTseries 4), Release 5.3
This version is a major update on version 5.2.
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Isolated Footing - Pile Cap Foundation Learn how to import STAAD.Pro analysis results into STAAD.foundation and then design supports as Isolated (spread) footing and/or pile cap.
Heat Exchanger foundation Learn how to model and design heat exchanger combined foundation.
Introduction to Foundation Toolkit mode (Isolated footing design) Learn how to design an isolated footing quickly with the help of wizard based input and automatic load combination generation.
Drilled Pier Design Learn how to quickly calculate axial capacity of a drilled pier and design reinforcement.
Dead man Anchor Guy foundations Learn how to quickly design and check both uplift and sliding capacities of a dead man anchor guy foundation.
Rectangular Mat foundations Use rectangular mat foundation wizard to model, analyze and design rectangular mat foundation.
Polygonal mat foundation with holes Learn how to create physical loadings like quadrilateral load and circular load to be used for Mat foundation. Create an irregular shaped mat foundation.
Vertical Vessel Learn how to model and design an octagonal vertical vessel foundation.
Combined (Strip) footing Model and design Strip footing or combined footing.
STAAD.foundation supports three international design codes:
All STAAD.foundation modules are integrated and share the same loading data.
STAAD.foundation is completely Integrated Design with STAAD.Pro (Bentley's leading product in structural analysis and design) with bi-directional flow. You can open any STAAD.Pro file and import all column positions, support reactions, and so on. It even keeps track of changes in the STAAD.Pro model. If the superstructure gets updated, you can easily merge new output results within STAAD.foundation file.STAAD.founation uses .AFS files for saving data.
The first version of STAAD.foundation was released in September of 2004.
To address specific needs of the plant industry, version 4.0 included modules like vertical vessel foundations (octagonal shape) and heat exchanger foundations. Both types of foundations can be supported on soil or on piles.