CSICOL is a comprehensive software for analyzing and designing columns.
Use CSICOL to design concrete and reinforced concrete columns as
well as reinforced concrete composite cross-sections.
Let CSICOL's Auto Design Wizard make the design process simple, organized
and efficient as it guides you through the entire design process step-by-step.
Complete your design in accordance with ACI-318-02, ACI-318-99 or
CSA A-23.3-94 codes and modify the analysis and design interactively.
CSICOL's many convenient
features combine to create the best tool for engineers engaged in column
Define an unlimited number of load combinations for sway and non-sway
Specify the design yourself or let CSICOL do the computations using
the moment magnification method.
Let CSICOL account for slenderness effects during design and analysis.
Use CSICOL to check sway and non-sway conditions in accordance with
the selected design code.
Use CSICOL to determine the Effective Length Factor based on the
framing and end
CSICOL generates results that meet the needs of today's busy engineering
CSICOL outputs include:
Capacity interaction surfaces
Moment-curvature curves for various failure criteria
CSICOL lets you combine data plots to enhance the display and your
use of output results. Combine axial-flexural elastic stress contours,
rebar stresses, cracked section stresses, load point locations, capacity
vectors, neutral axis depths and orientations, and so forth.
Create output reports of the analysis and design process, and customize
them by adding your choice of graphics and additional data.
Design columns quickly and easily using predefine parametric shapes.
CSICOL provides several predefined parametric shapes, including a
variety of solid, hollow, and flanged shapes, as well as a large collection
of Standard Steel Database Shapes that can be used in composite columns.
Merge, edit and draw shapes to suit your geometry requirements and
create complex cross-sections.
Use CSICOL's practical tools to align, stack, and place Shapes to
create simple and complex column designs.
Use CSICOL's addition and placement tools to place rebar anywhere
in the cross-sectionat corners, on the perimeter, on any side,
in circular and irregular patterns.
Use Standard rebar sets (ASTM, Metric, and Imperial) or define your
CSICOL is shipped with a comprehensive collection of technical notes
and user manuals.
Context-sensitive HTML help gives you quick answers to program-specific