Software



Overview

Upgraded to ACI 318-14 and CSA A23.3-14, spBeam v5.00 (formerly pcaBeam) is highly efficient and widely used for analysis, design, and investigation of beams and one-way slabs in reinforced concrete floor systems.

As a limited edition of spSlab, spBeam features torsion effects in the shear design and investigation allowing engineers to achieve more economical cross sections where coupled shear and torsion occur (in accordance with US and Canadian codes). Save more in both material and labor with the moment redistribution feature. It allows up to 20% reduction of negative moments over supports reducing reinforcement congestions in these areas.

User Interface

spBeam Interface

spBeam performs a complete design for flexure and shear, and outputs resulting reinforcement schedules (including bar numbers, sizes, lengths, and spacing). Torsional effects and moment redistribution can be considered. spBeam offers a great deal of flexibility by allowing the user to modify the reinforcement configuration proposed by the program by switching from Design to Investigation mode. In the Investigation mode, the longitudinal and transverse reinforcement capacities of the entire system are computed for a given reinforcement configuration.

Additional 20% discount available for multi-product bundle purchase spMats, spBeam, spColumn, spSlab, spWall, spFrame (formerly pcaMats, pcaBeam, pcaColumn, pcaSlab, pcaWall, pcaFrame). Email us at info@StructurePoint.org for more information on pricing and licensing.

Screenshots

Deflection Diagram
Deflection Diagram
Longitudinal and Transverse Reinforcement Diagram
Longitudinal and Transverse Reinforcement Diagram
Redistribution of Negative Moments over Supports
Redistribution of Negative Moments over Supports
Combined Shear and Torsion
Combined Shear and Torsion
Isometric View of Multispan Mixed Beam/One-way Slab System
Isometric View of Multispan Mixed Beam/One-way Slab System