D13.A.2 Design Parameters
Entry of data of crosssections of beams and columns is made by the use of MEMBER PROPERTIES command, and thicknesses of 2D members are entered by ELEMENT PROPERTY command.
Example:
UNIT MM MEMBER PROPERTIES * Columns of rectangular crosssection 1 TO 16 PRI YD 350. ZD 350. * Columns of circular crosssection 17 TO 22 PRI YD 350. * Beams of T crosssection 23 TO 40 PRI YD 450. ZD 550. YB 230. ZB 200. UNIT METER ELEMENT PROPERTY 41 TO 100 THICKNESS 0.14 101 TO 252 THICKNESS 0.16 * Flange of T beams is located at the bottom zone of crosssection BETA 180. MEMB 23 TO 40
Commands for calculation of reinforcement are located in the input data file after the command of analysis and as a rule, after output commands to print results of calculation.
Example:
* Command of analysis PERFORM ANALYSIS . .* Output command to print results of calculation (according to user’s judgment) . * Command of loading and their combinations considered in design LOAD LIST 1 5 TO 9 * Command to start reinforcement calculation procedure START CONCRETE DESIGN CODE RUSSIAN .* List of parameters being used in reinforcement calculation . . BCL 20. MEMB 17 TO 22 CL1 0.04 MEMB 1 TO 40 DD2 10. MEMB 23 TO 40 CRA 0.036 MEMB 41 TO 252 . . . * Command of beam reinforcement calculation DESIGN BEAM 23 TO 40 * Command of column reinforcement calculation DESIGN COLUMN 1 TO 22 * Command of calculation 2D elements (slabs, walls, shells) DESIGN ELEMENT 41 TO 252 * Command of interruption reinforcement calculation END CONCRETE DESIGN
In tables 1, 2 and 3 information about parameters used for calculation of reinforcement for beams, columns and 2D (two dimensional) members is presented. Values of parameters do not depend on UNIT command. In the file of input data only such parameters have to be taken, the values of which differ from determined in the program.
No.  Parameter name  Default Value  Description 

1  NLT  1  Number of longterm loading case 
2  RCL  3 
Class of longitudinal reinforcement:

2  RCL  3 
Class of longitudinal reinforcement: Russian Grade:
European Grade:

3  USM  1.  Total product of service conditions coefficients for longitudinal reinforcement (g_{s} ) 
4  UB2  0.9  Specific service conditions coefficient for concrete (g_{b2} ) 
5  DD1  16.  Diameter of longitudinal reinforcement bars in beam tension zone 
6  DD2  16.  Diameter of shear reinforcement bars for beam; 
7  BCL  15.  Compression class of concrete 
7  BCL  15. 
Compression Class of concrete.

8  UBM  1.  Product of service conditions coefficients for concrete, except UB2 (g_{b} ) 
9  TEM  0. 
Parameter of concrete hardening conditions:

10  CL1  0.05  Distance from top/bottom fiber of beam cross section to the center of longitudinal reinforcement bar; 
11  CL2  0.05  Distance from left/right side of beam cross section to the center of longitudinal reinforcement bar 
12  WST  0.4  Ultimate width of shortterm crack 
13  WLT  0.3  Ultimate width of longterm crack 
14  SSE  0 
Limit state parameter for beam design

15  RSH  1 
Class of shear reinforcement:

15  RSH  1 
Class of shear reinforcement: Russian Grade:
European grade:

16  FWT  ZD  Design width of beam top flange. Use for beam design only with default value provided as ZD in member properties. 
17  FWB  ZB  Design width of beam bottom flange. Use for beam design only with default value provided as ZB in member properties. 
18  DEP  YD  Design depth of beam section. Use for beam design only with default value provided as YD in member properties. 
19  SFA  0.  Face of support location at the start of the beam. Use for beam design only. 
20  EFA  0.  Face of support location at the end of the beam. Use for beam design only. 
21  NSE  13  Number of equallyspaced sections for beam design. Use for beam design only. Upper limit is equal to 20. 
No.  Parameter Name  Default Value  Description 

1  NLT  1  Number of longterm loading case 
2  RCL  3 
Class of longitudinal reinforcement: Russian Grade:
European Grade:

3  USM  1.  Total product of service conditions coefficients for longitudinal reinforcement (g_{s} ) 
4  UB2  0.9  Specific service conditions coefficient for concrete (g_{b2} ) 
5  DD1  16.  Minimum diameter of longitudinal reinforcement bars for column 
6  DD2  16.  Maximum diameter of longitudinal reinforcement bars for column 
7  BCL  15. 
Compression class of concrete:

8  UBM  1.  Product of service conditions coefficients for concrete, except UB2 (g_{b} ) 
9  TEM  0. 
Parameter of concrete hardening conditions:

10  CL1  0.05  Distance from edge of column cross section to the center of longitudinal reinforcement bar 
11  ELY  1.  Column's length coefficient to evaluate slenderness effect in local Y axis 
12  ELZ  1.  Column's length coefficient to evaluate slenderness effect in local Z axis 
13  RSH  1. 
Class of shear reinforcement: Russian Grade:
European grade:

No.  Parameter Name  Default Value  Description 

1  NLT  1  Number of longterm loading case 
2  RCL  3 
Class of longitudinal reinforcement: Russian Grade:
European Grade:

3  USM  1.  Total product of service conditions coefficients for longitudinal reinforcement (g_{s} ) 
4  UB2  0.9  Specific service conditions coefficient for concrete (g_{b2} ) 
5  SDX  16.  Diameter of reinforcing bars located in the first local (X) direction of slab/wall 
6  SDY  16.  Diameter of reinforcing bars located in the second local (Y) direction of slab/wall 
7  BCL  15. 
Compression class of concrete:

8  UBM  1.  Product of service conditions coefficients for concrete, except UB2 (g_{b} ) 
9  TEM  0. 
Parameter of concrete hardening conditions:

10  CL  0.05  Distance from top/bottom face of slab/wall element to the center of longitudinal reinforcing bars located in first local (X) direction. (Main thickness of top/bottom concrete cover for slab/wall element) 
11  CRA  0.05  Distance from top/bottom face of slab/wall element to the center of transverse reinforcing bars located in second local (Y) direction (Secondary thickness of top/bottom concrete cover for slab/wall) 
12  WST  0.4  Ultimate width of shortterm crack 
13  WLT  0.3  Ultimate width of longterm crack 
14  STA  0 
Parameter of limit state for slab/wall design:

15  SELX  0.  Design length of wall member to evaluate slenderness effect in local X axis 
16  SELY  0.  Design length of wall member to evaluate slenderness effect in local Y axis 
17  MMA  0 
Design parameter of slab/wall reinforcement:

18  MMB  1 
Design parameter of slab/wall reinforcement:

19  RSH  1. 
Class of shear reinforcement: Russian Grade:
European grade:
