ADAPT-PTŪ 2012 Post-Tensioned Slab and Beam Design Software
ADAPT Structural Concrete Software

ADAPT-PTŪ Post-Tensioned Slab and Beam Design Software

An indispensable production tool for your post-tensioned concrete projects.

ADAPT-PT 2012 is the latest version of our highly efficient, reliable, fast, and easy-to-use software for the analysis, design, and investigation of elevated post-tensioned concrete beams, joists, one-way, two-way and slab band systems with and without drop panels, caps or transverse beams. The user is led through a simple, intuitive step-by-step modeling and design process utilizing either the Equivalent or Simple Frame Methods of analysis for fast and effective solutions.

Highlights of this release include new tendon placement and profiling options that provide even greater flexibility for the modeling of a wide range of applications and a new DXF output feature. The DXF graphical output provides critical tendon profile information in a usable format ready to be used in calculation packages or structural drawings.

Highlighted New Features
  • Multiple tendon modeling at any span location in Recycling screen
  • Discreet tendon end input at any 20th point in Recycler screen
  • Typical data input option in Recycler screen for tendon force and CGS
  • DXF file export including design elevation with CGS, forces, chair heights, span lengths, dead/live ends
  • Detailed reinforcement output in tabular reports for UBC load case and Initial load combination
  • Generation of moment capacities for calculated and user-defined reinforcement
  • New design codes added: ACI318-08/IBC 2009, Chinese GB 50010 (2002) & Hong Kong CoP(2007)
Improved ADAPT-PT 2012 Recycling Screen with Flexible Tendon Layout Option
Improved Recycling Screen with Flexible Tendon Layout Option

DWF Output Showing PT Tendon Profile
New DWF Output Showing Tendon CGS, Support Heights or Chair Locations

Design Codes
  • ACI-318 (1999, 2005 & 2008)
  • IBC (2006 & 2009)
  • British-BS8110 (1997)
  • Canadian-A23.3 (1994 & 2004)
  • Australian-AS3600 (2001)
  • Indian IS456 (2005 reprint)
  • European EC2 (2004)
  • Hong Kong CoP (2007)
Key Modeling Capabilities
  • 3D structural view reduces modeling errors
  • Models design strips with regular or irregular geometry
  • Supports drop caps, drop panels and transverse beams
  • Multiple tendon profiles with customizable shape functions
  • Supports any user-defined configuration of base reinforcement
Key Analysis Features
  • Simple or Equivalent Frame analysis options
  • Cracked deflection analysis
  • Automatically combines gravity and lateral loads
  • Calculates Secondary (hyperstatic) actions
  • Investigation of existing slabs and beams
  • Integrated friction, long-term loss, and elongation calculation
Advanced Interactive Design
  • Automatically calculates optimized design based on user- and code-specified design parameters
  • Interactive design review dashboard clearly shows all relevant metrics of each design iteration
  • Instantly shows effects of changes in tendon force and profile
  • Performs code checks for reinforcement and post-tensioning
  • Calculated reinforcement checked against base rebar
  • Offers moment redistribution option
  • Integrated punching shear design for studs or stirrups
  • Checks beam shear capacity and calculates stirrup requirement
Available Reports
  • Concise and detailed tabular and graphical reports
  • Summary report for reinforcement
  • Special investigation report showing demand vs capacity ratios
  • Material quantities
Product Availability

ADAPT-PT 2012 is scheduled for first client shipment end of January 2012 and will be Windows 7 and 64-Bit compatible. ADAPT clients on a current maintenance contract for ADAPT-PT when this new version is released will qualify for a complimentary upgrade.

PT Slab and Beam Design Options
Post-Tensioning Tendon Profiles
PT Design Summary Sheet

ADAPT Corporation
Redwood City, CA USA

ADAPT International
Kolkata, India

ADAPT Latin America
Miami, USA