CSiCOL is a comprehensive software package used for the analysis and design of columns. The design of columns of any concrete, reinforced concrete, or composite cross-section can be carried out by the program. CSiCOL provides a ''Quick Design Wizard'' tool that guides the users step-by-step, through the whole process of column design. This makes the design process simple, organized and efficient. The design can be carried out in accordance with ACI-318-11, ACI-318-08, ACI 318-05, ACI 318-02, ACI 318-99, BS8110, CSA A-23.3-04, CSA A23.3-94, Eurocode 2-2004 and IS 456-2000 codes.
CSiCOL is capable of handling an unlimited number of load combinations both for sway and non-sway conditions. The design actions may be specified directly or may be computed by the program using the moment magnification method. The design and analysis take into account the slenderness effects. Sway or non-sway condition checks may also be performed by the program as specified by the selected design code. Moreover, CSiCOL is capable of determining the Effective Length Factor based on the framing and end conditions of the column. CSiCOL output includes the capacity interaction surface, load-moment curves, moment-moment curves, moment-curvature curves for various failure criteria, combined axial-flexural elastic stress contours, rebar stresses, cracked section stresses, load point location, capacity vector, neutral axis depth and orientation, etc. Reports may be created as part of the output for the analysis and design process. The reports may be customized by adding information and graphics of your choice.
CSiCOL provides several predefined parametric shapes, including a variety of solids, hollow, and flanged shapes, in addition to a large collection of Standard Steel Database Shapes, which can be used in composite columns. It is easy to merge, edit and draw Shapes to suit geometry requirements and create complex cross-sections. The program provides tools for the alignment, stacking, and placement of these Shapes. Rebars can be placed anywhere (corner, perimeter, sides, circle, irregular, etc.) in the cross-section using several addition and placement tools. Standard (ASTM, Metric, and Imperial ) as well as user-defined rebar sets may be used.
CSIESPL (CSI Engineering Software Pvt. Ltd.) is the exclusive channel partner of Computers and Structures Inc. (CSI), Walnut Creek, U.S.A. in India, Nepal and Bhutan. CSI is the original developer of five highly acclaimed Structural and Earthquake Engineering software packages: SAP2000, ETABS, CSIBRIDGE, Perform-3D and SAFE P/T for Structural and Earthquake Engineering needs of engineering profession. We (CSIESPL) provide marketing and technical support for all above software packages to users in our region. We work strictly under the regulations formulated by CSI U.S.A. and work as marketing and technical support arm of CSI in our region, to meet local needs of structural engineers.
With our qualified staff of professional structural engineers and a close association with leading researchers and our users, we always work to recognise local engineering needs, unique to our region and many such local requirements have been implemented in above software packages to help our users.
HISTORY OF CSI AMERICA
Our parent company Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI) was founded in 1975. CSI is recognized globally as the pioneering leader in software tools for structural and earthquake engineering. Software from CSI is used by thousands of engineering firms in over 160 countries for the design of major projects, including the Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai, Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan, One World Trade Center in New York, the 2008 Olympics Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing and the cable-stayed Centenario Bridge over the Panama Canal. CSI's software is backed by more than four decades of research and development, making it the most trusted choice of sophisticated design professionals all over the world.
CSI produces five primary software packages: SAP2000, CSiBridge, ETABS, SAFE, and PERFORM-3D.Each of these programs offers unique capabilities and tools that are tailored to different types of structures and problems, allowing users to find just the right solution for their work. SAP2000 is intended for use in analysis and design of civil structures such as dams, communication towers, stadiums, industrial plants and buildings. CSiBridge offers powerful parametric design of concrete and steel bridges including segmental and cable bridges. ETABS has been developed specifically for multi-story commercial and residential building structures, such as office towers, apartments and hospitals. The SAFE System provides an efficient and powerful program for the analysis and design of concrete slabs and foundations, with or without post-tensioning. PERFORM-3D is a highly focused nonlinear tool offering powerful performance based design capabilities.
CSI has been at the forefront of structural software development for more four decades. With CSI products you can be confident that you have the finest structural engineering software available, backed by a company with an unmatched record of innovation, and an unrivalled commitment to meet the ever-evolving needs of the profession.
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