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Post-Tensioned Concrete Slab and Beam Design Software
Since 1981, ADAPT-PTís 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.
Stay tuned for the upcoming release of ADAPT-PT/RC 2013. This latest version will give users the ultimate 2D frame analysis tool: the option to run post-tensioned and mild reinforced projects using the same software and workflow! Legacy licenses of ADAPT-PT that are on a current software maintenance contract will automatically receive the RC capability.
ADAPT-PT 2012 Introduces Flexible Tendon Layout Option and DXF Output
Released March 9, 2012: Click here to read about the expanded capabilities of this new release and how it will help you streamline your post-tensioned design projects. If you prefer, watch a brief video.
PT 2012: Improved Recycling Screen with Flexible Tendon Layout Option
PT 2012: New DWF Output Showing Tendon CGS, Support Heights or Chair Locations
Applications and Project Types
The program comes supports the following design codes:
The program supports the following units:
ADAPT-PT is the industry standard stand-alone program for the design of beam frames, slabs and floor systems post-tensioned with either bonded, or unbonded tendons. For two-way floor systems the user can base the analysis on either the Equivalent Frame Method, or the Simple Frame Method. For the post-tensioning design, the user can select between the Effective Force method and the Variable Force (Tendon Selection) method. In the Variable Force method, the software computes and accounts for the tendons' friction and long-term stress losses along the length of the post-tensioned member. ADAPT-PT can handles drop caps, drop panels, steps above and below, transverse beams and non-prismatic sections. Selfweight is calculated using actual dimensions and material properties. In addition to the post-tensioning amount and profile, the software reports the location and amount of the nonprestressed steel along the length of the structure for the strength and minimum requirements. The solution is presented in a clear and concise tabular form, as well as in graphical format.
Output options also include a graphical summary report of all important design data, ready for transfer to structural drawings and inclusion in structural calculations. The graphical summary includes:
ADAPT-PT is offered in two versions, a low cost version referred to as "Standard" and a "Plus" version. The two programs are identical except that the Standard version is limited to 5 spans and two cantilevers. The Plus version goes up to 20 spans and two cantilevers.
ADAPT-PT is a stand-alone program. But, when used together with ADAPT-Builder, it can receive input data generated graphically in Builder's 3D Modeling environment.
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