ADAPT-PT

ADAPT-PT

Basic Features: 
Since 1981, ADAPT-PT's proven reliability and ease-of-use have made it the most widely used software for the design of post-tensioned slabs and beams worldwide.

Since 1981, ADAPT-PT's proven reliability and ease-of-use have made it the most widely used software for the design of post-tensioned slabs and beams worldwide. It is based on the Equivalent Frame Method of analysis and leads the user through a simple to follow, step-by-step modeling and design process. Its unmatched ability to speedily produce optimized designs and quantity take-offs in minutes have made it the tool of choice for design professionals seeking to complete their post-tensioned projects profitably and consistently on time. Designers of beam and slab parking structures, in particular, find ADAPT-PT to be the best suited solution for their type of projects. And, ADAPT-PT is widely deployed as a training tool for engineers new to the design of post-tensioning.

April, 2010: ADAPT-PT 2010 is an improved version of our highly efficient and reliable software for the analysis, design, and investigation of elevated post-tensioned concrete beams, joist, one-way, two-way and slab band systems. ADAPT-PT 2010 incorporates the new design codes, Windows 7 / 64 bit compatibility, and many improvements to the operation of the software.

Modeling Capabilities
Project parameters entered using easy to learn and use design wizard
Bonded (grouted) and unbonded post-tensioning
One-way and two-way floor systems and beam frames
Multiple beam cross-sections: rectangular, T, L and I
Drop caps, drop panels, steps above and below the slab
3D solid model viewer for visual verification of input geometry
Imports input data for design strip from ADAPT-Builder suite of programs

Analysis Capabilities
Equivalent frame or simple frame method of analysis
Allowance for cracking in deflection calculation of beams and one-way slab systems
Calculation of long-term losses due to creep, shrinkage, and relaxation in prestressing
Friction and elongation calculations

Design and Automatic Code Checks
Automatically generates first-pass post-tensioning design optimized for:

  • User-specified range of precompression
  • Allowable tensile and compression stress limits
  • User-specified range of dead load balancing

Interactive design summary page (Recycle Window) gives overview of analysis results and allows for rapid optimization
Graphical display of tendon profile eliminates errors while editing post-tensioning
Graphical display of stress levels against user specified stress limits while editing post-tensioning allows the user to immediately see the effects of the changes on the design!
Beam shear and punching shear checks
Reinforcement check for strength and minimum requirements of the code
Design of reinforcement for lateral load cases

Output and Reports
A graphical display of the structural model and tendon profile
Graphical and tabular display of location, length and amount of required reinforcement

Licensing Options
Multi-license network or stand-alone versions

Codes
The program comes supports the following design codes:
ACI-318 (1999, 2005 and 2008) - New
IBC [International Building Code] (2006 and 2009) - New
British-BS8110 (1997)
Canadian-A23.3 (1994)
Canadian-A23.3 (2004)
Australian-AS3600 (2001)
Brazilian-NBR6118 (2001)
Indian IS456 (2005 reprint)
European EC2 (2004)
Hong Kong-CoP (2007) - New
Chinese-GB50010 (2002) - New
Units
The program supports the following units:
SI
MKS
American Customary