The program FUNDA for foundations and the program BEST for column design of RIB are proven basic applications in our office. In addition to the well-known good quality of the results, the new operation and the clear and designable printout are convincing. We are glad to use the effective load transfer from BESTf or foundations. We have been using BEST successfully for more than 30 years and have accompanied the development with pleasure.
Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Jenisch, Lauterbach
The calculation and design core of the BEST column program has been completely revised and is available from version 21 with many new features. These include, above all, the changeover from a system-based to a cross-section-oriented design approach for the economic design of columns, even with high-strength materials. Read more about the other innovations in BEST here:
New FEM calculation with high-quality geometric and material nonlinear stability and ultimate load analysis of plane and spatial column systems.
New design kernel with cross-sectional approach for creep redistribution between reinforcing steel and concrete as well as cold and hot design of reinforced concrete columns
Separate checks and utilization levels of the cross-section load-bearing capacity and global system load-bearing capacity with regard to buckling
Coordinate origin at column base with x-axis as column axis and cross-section axes y,z as reference for uniform input (cross-section, reinforcement, loads, eccentricities) and output (internal forces, deformations, stiffnesses)
Support forces and foundation loads referenced to the global coordinate system for compatible load transfer to other applications
Backward compatibility for files from previous versions
Setting for calculation of bearing action in x-z plane or spatially
Automatic calculation of the proposal for the size of the pre-deformation
Material grading for concrete and reinforcing steel in user-defined column sections
Consideration of new reinforcement schemes
Consideration of self-weight with a separate load case
New combination formation for cold and hot design as well as GzG checks
Selection between design (experienced As) and verification mode (existing As) without design
Economic design for high-strength steel SAS670 due to creep redistribution
Deformation check in SLS, which can be performed with the selected combinations (rare, frequent, quasi-permanent). The calculation is performed non-linearly with average values of material properties and without imperfection.
Free choice of the flamed edges in the zone method of the fire protection verification.
Verification of the system conditions for the tabular fire protection proof
Tabular fire protection verification for selected fire combinations
New thermal analysis with finite difference method for rectangular cross sections
Exact temperature determination for each individual reinforcement position
New hot design with differentiated temperature-dependent material characteristics for each reinforcement position
Fast verification overview before generating the results output
The option RC-column of BEST for standard cross sections is a powerful structural engineering application and in particular provides the following advantages:
BEST is particularly suitable as an application for high-quality, geometrically and materially nonlinear calculation as well as for the economic design of column systems.