Cellular beam software aids Eurocode design
Fabsec has launched FBEAM 2011, its latest generation in beam design software that enables the user to create composite and non-composite plain and cellular beams to the Eurocode design code.
The new programme has an array of features that are said to improve beam design efficiency. There is an all new 3D beam viewer showing cross section, elevation, floor plan and user controlled view which allows the beam to be rotated and viewed from any angle.
An SCI accredited Eurocode engineering module has been included that incorporates the following new features: multiple load combination design; varying floor deck angles; cantilever and fixed end beam designs; support for negative or upward loads; shear stud spacings can now be varied along the beam; end posts can now be checked automatically, and comprehensive user defined analysis settings options.
FBEAM 2011 also includes the enhanced Beam Wizard – a ‘one-pass’ optimiser for beam designs that removes the need for iteration and determines the optimum solution in seconds.