RTfooting EXPERT

Polygonal reinforced concrete footing incl. circular, block and sleeve footing

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 BEST for foundations. We have been using BEST successfully for more than 30 years and have accompanied the development with pleasure.

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Jenisch, Lauterbach


New features of FUNDA EXPERT

  • Output of results via RTreport with preview function and a wide range of program improvements
  • Update of the material database
  • Optional output as short list or as detailed list
  • Design and output for regular and extraordinary combinations
  • Extension of the sleeve design with specification of a recommended or required embedment depth
  • Extension for the import of support loads with functions for replacing, adding and updating the load components
  • Extension of the combined generation for stability analyses with consideration of a combined or separate effect of the individual load case components
  • Versatile extension of the geostatic analyses
  • Verification of the bottom pressure loads with determination of the structural base resistance according to DIN 1054
  • Interactive optimisation in real time of the foundation dimensions
  • Updated load transfer from BEST, HOST and STUR, if necessary with direct import of the stability analysis combinations from BEST or HOST
  • Tabular load input
  • Comprehensive combination alternatives (automatic, user-defined)
  • Output of the reinforcement also with upper reinforcement, if necessary with sketch and specification of the additional longitudinal reinforcement resulting from punching shear check
  • Output of the self-weight divided into parts for the base slab, sleeve / pedestal and soil
  • Free configuration of the result output with many new functions, e.g. filtering functions for tables
  • Latest generation of Eurocodes standards and operation under Windows®10

Overview & Benefits

  • Upgraded preview option for the result lists
  • Extension of the sleeve design to meet recommended and required embedment depths
  • Extension of the load import function for replacing, adding or actualising already imported support loads
  • Extension of combination generation for stability considering combined or separate effects of the individual load cases
  • Further upgrades in the software ergonomics
  • Modern interface with ribbon, quick access toolbar & property tables with an overview at a glance
  • Extension FUNDA for the structural design of strip foundations
  • Option to configure the program and select the language of the output lists
  • Extension of load transfer from BEST as well as HOST & STUR software
  • Automatic load combination & generation of the design sections
  • Input of line loads
  • Extension FUNDA for the design of strip foundations
  • Soil mechanical analysis and determination of soil pressures using double eccentricity according to DIN 1054, or EN 1997-1 with national annexes for DE, AT & SK/CZ
  • Punching shear check for circular and rectangular connected supports according to DIN 1045, DIN 1045-1 or EN 1992-1 with national annexes for DE, AT, SK/CZ and UK for different slab geometries
  • Reinforced concrete design according to DIN 1045, DIN 1045-1 or EN 1992-1 with national annexes for DE, AT, SK/CZ and UK for single load cases and load combinations
  • Specification of different water horizons and soil layers
  • Specification of a smooth or rough formwork as well as the joint region for a sleeve design
  • Determination of the reference line position for an open gap and verification of bearing capacity and sliding stability
  • Design of the sleeve and punching shear check for circular and rectangular connected supports
  • Configuration of the result lists and specification of user-defined design sections
  • Independent language setting DE, UK & CZ for input and output
  • Simple and clear evaluation of results: Short list and Long list
Benefits of FUNDA EXPERT

RTfooting EXPERT is a versatile structural engineering programme which provides the following advantages:

  • modern user environment with ribbon bar, quick acces bar and property grids for an overview at one glance
  • rc-design according to old design codes for the refurbishment of structures
  • transparent working environment and program control with graphics with sensitive elements and chain dimensioning
  • usage of templates and alternative dialogue input

RTfooting EXPERT is an approved program for the design of reinforced concrete foundations which can be profitably used for challenging engineering tasks. The program also allows the design of footings in the domain of prefabricated foundations. Polygonal foundations can be used especially in the case of geometrical adoption of the footing to the refurbishment of a given structure.


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