WinBase v5.0 Description:
allows you to design columns that hold an axial compressive load, check the bearing on the concrete, specify a plate size and thickness, check a plate for bending stress, and design the anchor bolts or studs. The program consists of four functions. The Compression Column function lets you select a column from the AISC database, and choose the proper K value, which is based on the column end conditions. With the input of the unbraced length and the axial load, you can perform a code check. The output includes the actual stress, the allowable stress, and a pass fail notice.
The Column Base Plate function enables you to specify an attached column from the database, an axial load, and concrete pedestal dimensions. WinBase then calculates the required plate dimensions and thickness.
The Surface Mounted Plate function allows you to specify the plate dimensions, the axial loads and moments, and the attached column or member dimensions. The program then computes the anchor bolt tension loads and shear loads.
The Anchor Bolt design function lets you input tensile loads, shears, and bolt patterns. WinBase then compares these input loads with the allowable bolt loads. This is a complex function which addresses overlapping tension shear cones as well as side shear wedges.
Moreover, the program can analyze embedded stud type anchors or expansion anchor bolts, and includes a default database for Hilti quick bolt II anchors.
In addition, you can create your own database if you wish to use a different brand of expansion anchor.
Please note that you can process both US and Metric units.