[Size: 20 MB] ... What will VisualPlate do for you?: Concrete Slab design simplified. Bending analysis for any plate material. With a program dedicated to these tasks, your job is made easier. Integrates with IES VisualAnalysis.
Why use VisualPlate?
You have a number of choices in the marketplace, for wall, slab or plate bending problems--even among IES tools!
VisualPlate shines in a number of areas:
Dedicated to plate bending; easier to use than VisualAnalysis for this task
Automated modeling--the FEA model is built and refined automatically.
Concrete-specific rebar demand for slabs
Von-Mises stress criteria checks for metal plates
What's New in Version 3.0?
IES released the latest upgrade in May 2015 with the following feature additions or improvements.
Numerical Results now offers displacement table
Circle and Polygon plates are now resizable
Concrete details displayed by by FEA plate element, column-line, or plate-area
Custom service load cases may be created
Custom load combinations may be created
Major Benefits and Abilities
Concrete slab analysis and design
"Metal" plate bending (with any material)
Complex geometries, irregular, holes, rounded, etc.
Multiple plate thicknesses or solid properties
Holes in plate
Stiffeners or beams
Elastic spring supports along a line
Unlimited model size
Customizable 'architectural' grid lines
Automated FEA meshing
Flexible edge and point supports
Sophisticated thick-plate finite element formulation
Import & Export DXF files
Export FEA model to VisualAnalysis for more advanced work
Loads and Load Combinations
Customizable load combinations (IBC & ASCE 7 built-in)
Custom service load cases
Plate self-weight may be included
Uniform or linear area loads, rectangular or circular
Rotate area loads in-the-plane
Ring loads (rectangular or circular)
Column loads, axial and moments
Slab deflections plotted
Moment, Shear values plotted
Nonlinear analysis capabilities
IBC 2012, ACI 318-11
Single or double layer of slab reinforcement
Size each layer of slab steel
Export to VisualAnalysis for more complicated tasks
Moment and shear diagrams along any line
Full-color reporting for a professional look and easy reading.
Filter reports by load case
Export numerical table to .xls, .pdf, or .html format
Preview the report before printing
Customize what items are included in the report
Print one-page graphic summaries
Clear graphical displays with selection, zoom, pan
Context-sensative input panels
Customizable units, enter values in any convenient unit or with expressions
Polar coordinate for working with round models
Template projects to jump-start new work