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Old 21st September 2010, 08:38 AM   #1
mikeyb50
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Cool Entering wall loading

I have been using superbeam and prosteel and must say it is an excellent software structural calculation program. We are Architectural technologists and would outsource to structural engineers but now are confident to do it ourselves. Our calculations always sail through building control.

We recently gave a job to an engineer who did his calculations with superbeam 4 (no suprise there) but he seemed to enter his loading in more detail than us

wall .225*21*2.7
wall .102*21*2.7*.7
wall .110*8*2.7*.7

From these inputs i recognise the 9" solid brick of and the 2.7 height but not the multiple of 21
The .102 is outer skin of wall which is brick and the .110 is the inner skin of block but not sure of the multiply by 8 and the multiple by 0.7 after the wall height of 2.7m.

Can you enlighten me
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Old 21st September 2010, 09:03 AM   #2
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21 is the assumed density of brickwork per cubic metre which has then been multiplied by the thickness. Note that on a few releases, expression elements with a leading decimal point but no zero were evaluated wrongly, so I would suggest always including the leading zero, i.e. 0.102x21 rather than .102x21
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Old 21st September 2010, 03:02 PM   #3
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Thank you Tony
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