ADAPT-RC is for the analysis and/or design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs and floor systems. It is based on a single story frame, featuring the Equivalent Frame modeling of the ACI code as an option. In its design mode, the program determines the deflection and reinforcement for a user defined geometry, material and loading. In its analysis mode, for a given floor geometry, loading and reinforcement, the software determines the capacity of the floor and compares it with the code stipulated demand. In both the design and the analysis modes, the deflections are calculated using cracked sections, with each span subdivided into 20 segments. ADAPT-RC is easy to use, yet thorough and rigorous in its formulation. Its graphical display gives a vivid account of moments, reinforcement and other parameters. ADAPT-RC handles both prismatic and non-prismatic spans, as well as supports with different boundary conditions. A solid model viewer allows the user to examine the input structure for a visual check on the accuracy of data entry. The primary application of the software is in building construction and parking structures.
This software is based on the time proven Equivalent Frame Method (EFM) of analysis and features the following: