Bentley Systems Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has released the Update 2 (version 06.02.00.14) version of RAM Concept CONNECT Edition V6, is a software application for the structural analysis and design of conventionally reinforced and post-tensioned concrete floors, mats, and rafts.
RAM Concept contains an advanced feature set that allows for the design of a wide variety of floor systems including post-tensioned, reinforced concrete and hybrid systems, elevated slabs and mat/raft foundations, one-way slabs, two-way slabs, beams, and joist systems.
Historically, the vast majority of concrete floors have been analyzed by approximating a region of a slab as a frame (or design strip), and then analyzing the frame/strip using variations of conventional frame or moment distribution analysis techniques. There are two limitations to this approach. First, in irregular structures, the approximation of the real structure into a frame model could be grossly inaccurate and designing with the analysis results might not even satisfy equilibrium requirements in the real structure. The second limitation is that even in regular structures with regular loadings, the frame analysis approximates the slab/column interaction and provides no information regarding the distribution of forces across the design strip.
RAM Concept enables the engineer to design post-tensioned and reinforced concrete slabs by using a finite element model of the entire slab. RAM Concept can predict the elastic behavior of a slab much more accurately than frame models. In addition, the finite element method guarantees that the analysis satisfies all equilibrium.
What's new in Update 2 (version 06.02.00.14):
- Table of Contents in Report
The RAM Concept report now has a table of contents, located directly after the cover page.
- Publish to IFC and i-model
RAM Concept models can now be published to i-model and IFC formats using the publish commands under the File menu. Models published to i-model can be viewed on an Android device, iPad, iPhone, or Windows mobile device by using Bentley’s Structural Navigator CONNECT Edition Update 1.
- Corrections to ISM Model During Import
A setting has been added to the ISM import process called “Recompute nodes for support members”. Turning this setting on has the effect of multi-story columns and walls in the ISM repository being transferred into RAM Concept, whereas these elements were occasionally missed in previous versions of RAM Concept. This has relevance to RAM Concept’s interoperability with Revit, where columns are sometimes modeled as spanning over multiple stories. More details on this enhancement are available here.
- Modal Mass Participation Included in Frequencies Report
The Mode Data table in the Vibrations layer now includes the modal mass and modal mass fraction for each mode of vibration.
- Graphics Acceleration
Control over the graphics acceleration has been added under Help > User Settings.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive architecture and engineering software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries, $500 million in annual revenues, and, since 2001, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
Product: RAM Concept
Version: CONNECT Edition V6 Update 2 (version 06.02.00.14)
Supported Architectures: 32bit / 64bit
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even / 8.x / 10
Download File Size:302.84 MB