i got the problem while using staad.pro V8i.while designing the concrete using indian code i got an error message "Copy protection device system does not support Indian(concrete)design code.The design will not be performed."Please someone help me to fix this problem.It is urgent for me.
Thanks in advance.
If you are using one of the recent versions of STAAD.Pro such as STAAD.Pro V8i or STAAD.Pro 2007, make sure that you switch on the box next to Indian codes on the opening screen of the program. Once you switch it on, there should be a green circle adjacent to that box. If you see a red circle instead, it means you either do not have a license, or it is checked out by somebody else in your company.
thank u very much for ur attention.on thing i want to ask is it is ok if we design cantilever slab intergal with building?
Not sure if you are asking about analysis or design.
By analysis, I mean the process which yields joint displacements, support reactions, plate element stresses, etc. Any FEA program like STAAD or RAM Elements will do that. Cantilever slabs should pose no problem since it is just a matter of meshing the slab properly and placing the supports or beams at the right places.
By design, I am referring to what RAM Concept does, which is, find the reinforcement arrangement required to support the loads from the analysis. If you are referring to this, you have to ask the RAM Concept support group. I know it designs elevated floor slabs, but whether there is anything specific about cantilever slabs which makes it difficult to design, I am not sure.
I am refering to design.I want to know whether staad alone can design cantilever slab/beam.I am new to staad and do not know RAM concept.I will learn it soon.
With STAAD.Pro, you can design only individual elements per the Indian code. The program will tell you the area of steel required at top and bottom sides in the local X and Y directions for the MX and MY moments only. But it cannot do a full scale design of the slab (bar arrangement, shear design, punching shear check, etc.) per the Indian code.
However, STAAD can do a rudimentary slab design per the BS5950 code in the Concrete Design mode.
STAAD can design concrete beams and columns per the Indian code. You need to specify the DESIGN BEAM and DESIGN COLUMN commands through the GUI or the editor. Take a look at example problem 8 in the sprov8i\staad\examp\ind folder. Or refer to the American or British example 8 in the Help-Contents-Application Examples page.