STAAD.foundation V8i is a cost-saving downstream application that enables engineers to analyze and design the underlying foundation for the structure they created in STAAD.Pro. STAAD.foundation V8i can automatically absorb the geometry, loads and results from a STAAD.Pro V8i model and accurately design isolated or combined footings, true mat foundations and even perform pile cap arrangements.
STAAD.foundation V8i not only analyzes and designs a myriad of foundation configurations, but will also produce production quality reports and detailed 3D rendering of your foundation structures. With full OpenGL graphics, engineers can clearly see the displaced shape, stress distribution, reinforcement layout and force diagrams of their supporting structure. All models use physical objects including physical beams and slabs that do not require meshing.
For mat design, STAAD.foundation V8i utilizes a true finite element design using the individual element stresses rather than using column strips. STAAD.foundation V8i can be used in a stand-alone mode or can be used integrated with STAAD.Pro V8i where the support reactions from the main model and associated load cases are automatically brought in.
Total Foundation Project Management Solution
Includes project information, line and span of control, revision records and multi-job facility. Reduces cost of downtime to assemble the technical and managerial information.
Multiple projects can be viewed simultaneously. Look at various mat scenarios for the same foundation.
Segregate and reuse project information like geometry or loading from job to job.
Boundary Loading Concept
Apply boundary or constraint loads in addition to traditional loads.
True 3D Graphics
The entities and the graphical representation of the output like displacement, force/moment and stresses are shown using OpenGL for a realistic rendered view.
Results Stored in JetDB Format
Easily access results for further data mining, linking to other applications or other post-processing.
Web-enabled Calculation Sheet
Step-by-step calculations with formulas and code clauses verifying all output.