Precast/Prestressed Column Design Software
PPC Column Software is an easy to use program for the design precast/prestressed concrete columns based on the American ACI 318 Code/PCI Design Handbook and the Canadian CSA A23.3 Standard/CPCI Design Manual. The program has many features including an interactive section editor, several load input methods, 3D visualization of column elements and reinforcement, automatic envelope straining action calculations, and an organized text report. The software accounts for erection sequence, live load reduction, and column slenderness. It has several loading input tools including special loads such as thermal floor expansion effect and earth pressure. It has also an interactive corbel design tool.