|Bracing conditions y-y /z-z groups
|Effective Length Factor
||Type the effective length factor for bending about the indicated axis, ky
||Set this check box if the columns are braced in the local y-y/z-z axis.
|Stability Index Q
||When columns are not
Braced, type the stability index, Q, for that direction.
|Sidesway Load Case
||Use the drop-down list to select the load case to consider for sidesway. The Same as Primary Loadcase option uses the design load case, but any other load case included in the model can be selected.
|Include Torsion Effects
||Set this option to consider torsion in the design of the reinforcement.
|Design as Sway Frame
||Set this option if the frames which include the columns are subject to sidesway.
|Ignore second order effects
||Select this option to ignore magnified moments accounting for second order effects.
||Type the ratio of sustained axial load to total axial load to use in the design as defined in Chapter 10 and clause 10.14.1.3 of CAN/CSA A23.3-04. This value is used to calculate the EI value in equation 10-19.
|Started Bar Area Provided
||Type the area provided for initial main reinforcement steel (in mm2).
|Max spacing between main bars
||Type the maximum spacing to be used between the longitudinal bars (in mm).