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The Section Calculator is a very powerful feature that allows you to import any geometric section into the software in order to be used in the structure. The software calculates the geometric and mechanical properties of the section and saves it within the custom section spreadsheets. The section created is saved and can later be used for any model.
ADA Tower offers a complete library of structural elements, supports and loads. Easily configurable, these elements adapt to all situations. This CAD software has advanced features while remaining easy to use:
Available generators in ADA Tower offer a time saving solution for the users:
ADA Tower has all the latest codes and standards enforced in Canada and the USA for the calculation of telecom towers.
The seismic spectral accelerations defined in the NBCC are available in the databases to be selected and used.
This module allows linear, non-linear static (P-δ and P-Δ) and analysis with releases for 2D and 3D structures. The results of the other modules (moving load analysis, spectral analysis, etc…) may be combined to create combinations to run in a static analysis.
The "Batch Analysis" function allows starting the analysis of several models at the same time without having to open each file. The software also provides a “Results Comparer” which makes comparisons (in the same table) of results for several different files.
For static analysis, we find the following main features:
This module allows the user to perform modal analysis, spectral, temporal linear and nonlinear, transient and general dynamic. The results envelopes E (spectral), Et (time history) or Etnl (non-linear time history) can be incorporated within static analysis combination. Information on seismic levels are also provided. It is possible to calibrate the spectral analysis according to a selected code. Inelastic effects and accidental torsion are also included.
Linear Time History Analysis
Non-Linear Time History Analysis
General Dynamic Analysis
This module verifies and optimizes the steel members using design specifications (verification or design) and design groups. The calculation is an iterative cyclical process. Ductile design for seismic resisting frame system (SRFS) is also available.
Complete Design Brief
The Complete Design Brief featuring detailed explanation of the calculations of steel and timber members. This report contains:
This module verifies and optimizes shallow foundations with or without soil-structure interaction and verifies pile foundations. It includes the verification of geotechnical and the structural capacity.
Foundation Modeling Wizard
Deep Pile Foundations
A detailed online help is available and aims to best assist the user in developing their model. It is composed of 21 chapters dealing with modeling procedures while detailing some design assumptions used in the programming. A FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) will provide a variety of useful tools for in its structural analysis.