complex calculationsWe can carry out advanced calculations for very complex inground and aboveground structures. This is not a question of doing one or a number of calculations, but of producing an ‘allembracing’ calculation model. These calculation models are generally 3dimensional to give as close an approximation to reality as possible. The programs used can handle calculations involving nonlinear loads, elasticity and materials. The Diana program is used for structural calculations and Plaxis 3D for geotechnical calculations. ABT contributes to the ongoing development of both programs. Using this complex type of modelling makes it possible to produce more optimum designs for structures. It also enables new structures such as pile raft foundations and steel fibre concrete floors on piles. In the event of damage, we can pinpoint the cause more accurately and therefore provide better advice on repairs. It may also mean that demolition following cracking or fire is not necessary, for example. This software can also assess the safety of the structure. Examples of its application include:
