What is the reason for the specification of the concrete cover in SHAPE-MASSIVE? The position of the individual reinforcement bars is anyway specified directly in the cross-section definition.

Answer

In SHAPE-MASSIVE, you can select the 'Design' option for reinforced concrete design.



In this case, an area of the possible reinforcement diameters can be defined when entering the reinforcement bars. In this defined area, the program can subsequently design a diameter which is in accordance with the bending design.

By specifying the concrete cover, it is possible to check whether the designed reinforcing steel diameter can be inserted, or not.


Provided the concrete cover was entered too large resp. the required diameter is too large, you will receive an error message after having started the calculation.

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