ADAPT-MAT

ADAPT-MAT

Basic Features: 
ADAPT-MAT is the most comprehensive three-dimensional (3D) Finite Element (FEM) Analysis and Design tool for Conventionally Reinforced or Post-Tensioned Mat Foundations, with or without Grade Beams. Using ADAPT's intuitive and easy-to-use Component Technology, it is the only solution available that also calculates the required reinforcement at all locations of the foundation for you automatically.

ADAPT-MAT is the most comprehensive three-dimensional (3D) Finite Element (FEM) Analysis and Design tool for Conventionally Reinforced or Post-Tensioned Mat Foundations, with or without Grade Beams. Using ADAPT's intuitive and easy-to-use Component Technology, it is the only solution available that also calculates the required reinforcement at all locations of the foundation for you automatically.

 
Using ADAPT-MAT, you can quickly generate a graphical model of a ground supported slab mat with or without grade beams. The model can be generated using either an available DWG or DXF file of the foundation, or through user input. The mat can be of any irregular shape and subject to any kind of loading from above. Using an adaptive meshing and finite elements, the program analyzes the mat and determines the location, amount and length of all the reinforcement needed by computation. Where applicable, under horizontal loading or moments, the program accounts for the separation of a mat from the soil.

 

New Release - ADAPT-Builder (MAT) 2010

October, 2010: This latest release of ADAPT-Builder is packed with performance accelerators and new modeling functionality that gives you greater control over your tendon profile information and ability to enter lateral loads. Highlights include:
 
  • 20% faster meshing, analysis and design leveraging multi-core processing
  • New tendon property manager showing profile and force along tendon
  • New and easier method of entering lateral loads
  • Improved component visibility controls

Features

Generates a true three-dimensional solid model of the entire mat foundation and grade beams using its in-built Builder-Modeler and

  • DWG/DXF files, or
  • by using ADAPT's unique and easy-to-use Component Technology to assemble the structure

Uses Component Technology to assemble an entire mat foundation using structural components, such as mat slab, grade beams, walls, columns, drop caps for thickenings below the mat at column locations, and openings
Handles multiple foundation soil properties below the same mat
Models steps above and below the mat slab and grade beams
Place column and wall supports anywhere
Apply loads of any configuration, anywhere on the slab with the click of your mouse
View and examine the solid model to verify the accuracy of the structure's representation
Performs a detailed finite element analysis of the entire foundation system and its supporting structure using automatic adaptive meshing, flat shell and frame elements
Performs code check and reports the location and amount and length of reinforcement needed
Generates highly professional graphical and tabular reports, including plans for tendon layout with elongation
Click here to see graphic of ADAPT-MAT design process (557k pdf)...

Codes
The program comes supports the following design codes:

ACI-318 (1999 and 2005 and 2008) - New
IBC (International Building Code) 2006 and 2009
British-BS8110 (1997)
Canadian-A23.3 (1994)
Canadian-A23.3 (2004)
Australian-AS3600 (2001)
Brazilian-NBR6118 (2001)
Indian IS456 (2005 reprint)
European EC2 (2004)

Integration
The program integrates with the following third party programs and file formats:

Autodesk® REVIT® Structure 2010: 1:1 bi-directional integration with physical model including loads, reinforcement can be imported back into REVIT®
ETABS: importgeometry lateral and gravity loads including load cases
Staad.Pro: import a Staad model incl. geometry and gravity loads
Import and export of DWG/DXF files

Units
The program supports the following units:

SI
MKS
American Customary

Hardware Requirements
PC compatible computer
Windows XP (32bit) or Vista (32bit or 64bit) operating system
Minimum of 1 GB RAM
20 GB hard drive