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Published on giugno 10th, 2014 | by Raffaella Capritti

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BENTLEY SYSTEMS (UK) LTD

Gracechurch Street, 20 - EC3V OBG London - GREAT BRITAIN

Phone +44 (0) 20 7861 0900

www.bentley.com

RAM STEEL

RAM Structural System’s Productivity Tool for Gravity Analysis and Design of Steel Structures

As part of the RAM Structural System, RAM Steel by Bentley is a powerful, yet intuitive, fully integrated software application that empowers structural engineers to analyze, design, and create structural drawings of the gravity load-resisting members in steel buildings.

RAM Steel is a powerful tool that allows structural engineers to quickly design the gravity beams, columns and base plates of a structure.
It empowers engineers to:

  • Quickly model and design the entire structure
  • Explore design options
  • Make better informed design decisions
  • Predict costs and provide more economical solutions

 

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RAM Steel computes tributary loads to all members, reduces live loads in accordance with applicable building codes, and designs steel composite and non-composite beams, steel joists and joist girders, castellated and cellular beams, steel columns, and base plates for every level in a structure.
By automating the most tedious, repetitive and time-consuming tasks, the engineer is able to focus on the more critical aspects of a project, thereby providing a superior, more economical solution to the client.
RAM Steel was the first commercially available floor framing program for steel structures.
Released in 1990, it continues to lead the industry as the most powerful and comprehensive steel building design program.
It towers over the competition with leading edge technology and refined and enhanced capabilities.

System Requirements

Processor: Intel® Pentium®-based or AMD Athlon™-based PC workstation
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows® NT
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Disk Space: 100 MB minimum free disk space to install RSS
Input Device: Mouse
Video Card: 64 MB Vide Card with OpenGL compatible

Feature List

Modeling

  • The modeling capabilities of the RAM Modeler are simple and intuitive enough to remember from project to project, yet powerful enough to model complex structures
  • Automatic generation of grids, columns, beams, slab edges, etc.
  • Model changes easily made and accommodated
  • Dead Load and Live Load floor and roof loads modeled as surface (area), line and point loads, automatically distributed to supporting beams, columns and walls
  • Options to automatically include self-weight of deck, slabs and members
  • Reducible, Unreducible and Storage Live Loads, with Live Load
  • Reduction automatically calculated per the requirements of the specified Building Code
  • Uniform and drifted snow loads and reducible and unreducible Roof Live Loads
  • DXF import of floor framing plans

Steel Beam Design

  • Design of composite and non-composite steel beams per AISC ASD 9th Ed. with Supplement #1 and LRFD 3rd Ed., BS 5950:2000, CAN/CSA S16-01 with Supplement No. 1, and EurocodeSelection of Steel Joists, including K-, LH-, DLH- and KCS series joists, and designation of Joist Girders
  • Design of composite and non-composite castellated and cellular SMI Smartbeams™
  • Design of web openings
  • Design of plate girders
  • Design loads automatically calculated from model floor and roof loads, including Live Load Reduction
  • Extensive user-specified design criteria, including depth and size limits, deflection limits, camber increments and limits, and stud spacing and placement limits
  • Composite beam effective flange widths calculated automatically
  • Optimize for new construction and investigate sizes for existing construction
  • Fully interactive design investigation allowing full user control over the final beam design
  • Floor Vibration analysis
  • Camber automatically calculated and included with the deflection calculation
  • Simple span or cantilevered beams with automatic pattern loading of Live Load
  • Load, shear, moment and deflection diagrams with results available at any point along span
  • Comprehensive set of reports, including detailed Design reports and concise Summary reports
  • Comprehensive material takeoff, including piece count, steel tonnage and stud count allowing for comparison of various design schemes
  • All reports can be viewed on-screen, printed or saved in spreadsheet file format

Steel Column Design

  • Design of steel columns and baseplates per AISC ASD 9th with Supplement #1 and LRFD 3rd, BS 5950:2000, CAN/CSA S16-01 with Supplement No. 1, and Eurocode
  • Design loads automatically calculated from model floor and roof loads, including Live Load Reduction
  • Optimization based on Code requirements and extensive user-specified criteria, and allows investigation and assignment of user-specified sizes
  • Fully interactive design allowing full user control over the final column design
  • Moments induced by beam-to-column connection eccentricity automatically calculated, and the effects of pattern loading the Live Load around the column are included
  • Comprehensive set of reports, including detailed Design reports and concise Summary reports
  • All reports can be viewed on-screen, printed or saved in spreadsheet file format
  • Comprehensive material takeoff, including piece count and steel tonnage allowing for comparison of various design schemes

 

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Category: Software
Tags: bentley, RAM Steel, RAM Structural System, Software, steel, steel buildings
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