I am designing a mat slab.
The slab Designer dialogue box allows me to set the top cover and bottom cover. Does the longitudinal or transverse reinforcing have the least cover?
Are layers 1 & 4 always in the longitudinal direction?
Does SFA allow for the reduced capacity of layers 2 & 3 as they have a smaller lever arm (i.e. d2 < d1)?
Would like a quick response as this is my first time using the software and want to know I detail this correctly on a project please.
How do I know if its the longitudinal or transverse reinforcing that is in the top-most and bottom-most layers?
Longitudinal reinforcement is always the outermost layer.
Great talking with you earlier, unfortunately my other issue with designing the soil supported grade beam was not resolved by installing the latest connect version and I can still only see part of the data input pane. I called the help line but they wouldn't put me through and told me I had to wait :-(.
Really frustrating, I cannot use the software until this is resolved, hope I don't have to wait too long!
but sir longitudinal reinforcement will be in which diection? Shorter or longer span direction of mat? Please reply
Once you go to the Moment Envelope generation page, you will see options to set up the Longitudinal Axis. If you choose Along X the longitudinal axis would be along X. The longitudinal reinforcement would also be along X for this case and as mentioned earlier, longitudinal reinforcement would always be the outermost layer
Thank you Sir for reply. I have executed my model in staad foundation .sfa file. Can you please go through it if possible and suggest me if there is any corrections required?