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- Subject: Re: ACI "MATS"
- From: Neil Moore <nmoore(--nospam--at)spider.lloyd.com>
- Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 08:23:29 -0700 (PDT)
At 06:11 PM 10/8/97 -0700, you wrote: >At 12:34 PM 10/8/97 -0400, you wrote: >> >><< Anyone have experience and/or comments about the ACI "MATS" software >> program. They don't seem to offer a demo and I don't know how a guy's >> supposed to lay out money without knowing more than the glowing >> descriptions in the publications catalog. >> >> >> >> >>Careful with MATS. The finite element used in this program to model the mat >>behaviour has poor transverse shear properties, an important consideration >>for mat analysis. A better bet would be SAFE from CSI. You might also >>consider one of the better general purpose programs (SAP2000, GT-STRUDL, >>RISA-3D, etc.). >> >>Incidentally, I would never buy ANY software without a demo or at least a >>money back guarantee. >> >>Earl Conroy >>E.C. Engineers > >You mean PCA mats and ACI marketing the program >is very good program I used a lot very easy to use >very simple give you good results the only thing >it doesnot check the shear and punching shear which you have to do >by hand I do not know if SAFE or SAP200 does that but I guess >have thirty days try if you don't like send it back >from PCA I used Adoss , OCA COLUMN and MATS very good support >personal very knowldegeable honest plus very cheep >compare to SAP200 OR SAFE I can desgin for you a job >as contract foundation only after giving me the loads >if you like > >D.A. P.E. D.A.: With your spelling and lack of checking your message to the list, I wouldn't give you anything to do. Neil Moore, S.E. Are you an S.E. or a C.E.?
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