I have several openings within the elevated slab but only some of them get the program generated reinforcement within the openings. Why is RAM Concept generating reinforcement within the openings?
Below are some screen captures of that show program generated reinforcement within the slab openings.
Make sure that your design strips respect the opening. See: https://communities.bentley.com/products/ram-staad/w/structural_analysis_and_design__wiki/4522/design-strips-and-slab-openings-tn
Also make sure to use the latest version 8.02.00.146
I have reviewed the information in the link provided and the design strip layout that I am currently using is very similar as I have concrete beams around each of the openings. I do have the latest version 08.02.00.146 x64 and the reinforcement is still being provided by Concept. Below are some screen captures of the design strips.
Do you have any additional suggestions?
Try turning off Span Detailing for the strips around the opening. (Set it to "None" on CS and MS properties).
I have set the span detailing for column strips and middle strips to none for all latitude and longitudinal design strips surrounding the openings but the issue persist. I attempted to attach the RAM Structural model for your review but I guess it is too large. Is there a method that I can send my model for your review?
I have successfully uploaded the file RAM Model
File Name: The file name includes the project number and I am not comfortable publishing it in public. File name ends with: _No Shear Wall
When I set CS and MS span detailing to "none" for the 6 longitude span segments the bars thru the opening are no longer detailed.
Another way you could avoid it would be to change the support conditions of the end span segments, indicating that both ends are a supports.
Answer Verified By: Juan Salas
Both solutions solved the reinforcement issue. I will use the detailing setting to none as if I designate those beam segment end conditions as supports then I get an error in the design strip. Thank you for your help.