spWall is a computer program for design and analysis of reinforced concrete cast-in-place walls, tilt-up walls,
ICF walls, and precast architectural and load-bearing panels. It uses a graphical interface that enables the user
to easily generate complex wall models. The geometry of the wall (including any number of openings and siffeners),
the material properties, the loads (point, line, and area), and the support conditions are assigned graphically
by the user. Also, springs (translational and rotational) can be graphically assigned at any node.
The program is based on the finite element method and can take into account second-order effects. The wall may
include any number of openings and stiffeners. The amount of steel required for flexure is computed based on the
selected design standard, and the user can specify one or two layers of reinforcement. The program also calculates
the amount of steel required for shear and torsion in the stiffeners. The wall shear strength provided by concrete
(in-plane and out-of-plane) is calculated allowing the user to determine the need for adding shear capacity.
The most significant upgrade to spWall since its inception features a pioneering interface
for intuitive modeling, fast results, logical reporting, and sophisticated tools all cleverly integrated into a
simple and friendly workspace.
Create and Edit Concrete Wall Models in spWall
Start with a template or create a grid based on structural drawings to set up the wall
geometry and openings for doors and windows. Define and assign loads and supports using nodes and
stiffeners using familiar CAD tools to move, resize, duplicate, mirror, align, and split objects.
spWall Solver Options, Mesh Optimization, Graphical Results and Tables
Starting with spWall v10.00, wall models are generated using structural members that are
discretized by the program to automatically generate a finite element mesh for analysis. User can define
maximum allowed mesh size, maximum allowed aspect ratio, and circle segments.
spWall Reporting Results and Import/Export Options
spWall features a modern reporter enabling the user to view, customize, print and export
reports in different formats and generate professional project submittals. Users can include as little
or as much detail required in a report along with detailed screenshots of contours and diagrams added
to the report to describe structural behavior.
spWall Templates Module
Templates are predefined wall systems for creating models in spWall simply, quickly, and
accurately for most typical wall applications. spWall users can select from a comprehensive set of wall
categories and customize various parameters including number of stories, panels, parapets, support and
restraint conditions and many others. Models are ready in minutes to run analysis with automatic meshing
and start reviewing design results.