Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams and Columns using open STAAD
Fernandes R. J1, Javali F. M2, Patil S. B3
1Dr. R. J. Fernandes, Department Civil Engineering, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, India.
2Mr. Furqan Ahmed Javali, Department Civil Engineering, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, India.
3Mr. Somesh Patil, Department Civil Engineering, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, India.
Manuscript received on June 23, 2017. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2017. | Manuscript published on July 05, 2017. | PP: 21-26 | Volume-7 Issue-3, July 2017. | Retrieval Number: C3018077317/2017©BEIESP
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Abstract: Structural designers especially in India use STAAD software to execute the structural analysis, but for the design purpose still manual calculations and excel spread sheets are being used. It leads to cumbersome and time consuming process to obtain analysis results from STAAD Pro to design calculations, hence to automate this process an MS Excel spread sheet has been developed. A vba program has been developed to access the analysis results from STAAD Pro to MS Excel such that the design process is fully automated which reduces manual interference.
Keywords: MS Excel, Open STAAD, VBA, IS 456:2000, Analysis, Design, Beam, Column.