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How to add practical reinforcement in Diamonds

Why use practical reinforcement

The purpose of defining practical reinforcement in to limited the cracked deformation and cracking widths, not to deliver a full reinforcement plan.

How to define practical reinforcement

There are 2 methods to define practical reinforcement:

  • Either using the basic tool.
    • Make sure you’re looking at the reinforcements results
    • Select the relevant element(s) and click with right mouse button.
    • Depending on the type of element you’ve selected, you’ll see one of the two screens below.
    • Click ‘OK’.
  • Either using the advanced tool.

Pro’s and con’s of both methods

Basic tool Advanced tool
Required license:

  • Concrete design
Required licenses:

  • Concrete design
  • Practical reinforcement design
Works on beams/columns and plates/walls Only works on plates/walls

BUT for plates/walls:

  • The same amount is applied to all selected elements
  • No local reinforcement possible (NL: bijlegwapening)

BUT for plates/walls:

  • User can draw zones and assign a different practical reinforcement to each zone
  • Local reinforcement possible (NL: bijlegwapening)
Not possible to export a practical reinforcement sketch. Export practical reinforcement sketch as pdf/dxf.
Adjustments to the geometry == translating the theoretical reinfocement to practical reinforcement again starting from scratch Adjustments to the geometry == places where additional (local) reinfrocement is required are colored. The places where the current practical reinfrocement is sufficient, remain white. This makes a flexible design possible.


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