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Answer to Q3:

"PCA Column" (by Portland Cement Association) is a windows based program
which'll meet your requirement.

Regards
Syed Muhammad Ali    (P.E)


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> From: Eddie Gonzalez <Eagonzal(--nospam--at)ENG.CI.LA.CA.US>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Bridge Design Programs
> Date: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 9:44 PM
> 
> Seeking info from actual program users (no vendors please) on the
following:
> 
> Q1:    Recommended bridge design programs which they have found easy to
work
> with, has reasonably good user interface capabilities, preferrably window
base,
> conforms to AASHTO & Caltrans Design Specs.  Particularly interested in
those
> programs that have posttention design.  I am familiar with SEISAB & IAI
Bridge
> Programs.  Intent is for use in multi-span concrete bridges.
> 
> Q2:    Can anyone (actual , non SEISAB or IAI, users please) comment on
their
> use of SEISAB and Imbsen & Associates Bridge Design Software (ie. ease of
use,
> user interface, reasonably good tech support, etc.)
> 
> Q3:     Can anyone (actual users) recommend any window base programs for
> calculating ductility capacities of round, rectangular, and irregular
shaped
> reinf. conc. columns.  I am aware of the BIAX program from Berkley.
> 
> I hope this is not too much.  Thank you in advance for anyone's response.
>  
> 
>