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In ConSteel, there are three options for designing reinforced concrete columns: the Manual Nominal Curvature Method, the Automatic Nominal Curvature Method, and the Nominal Stiffness Method.
Each method has its advantages and disadvantages and should be used in different situations. We will now briefly review these methods and show how they can be used. Example models and a flowchart guide is also available at the end of the overview.
The following table summarizes the most important information about the three methods. Click on the table to see it in full screen.
We will now illustrate the application of these methods with a few short examples.
Manual Nominal Curvature Method
Define structure without imperfections
Define design parameters
First order analysis
Automatic Nominal Curvature Method
Only the steps presented, which are different from the Manual Nominal Curvature Method.
First order analysis – with imperfectionsgate