This free design tool can be used for calculating the following elements in structural strengthening of reinforced concrete building elements using MAPEI's Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) systems:
· Flexural strengthening of beams and columns
· Shear strengthening of beams, columns and walls
· Axial load capacity enhancement of circular and rectangular columns
« This software, the accompanying manual, and the calculation examples may be used and distributed free of charge for the use of structural engineers. These items cannot be used for review or marketing purposes.
The authors of this calculator do not give to users any “security” and shall not be held liable for any damages arising from the use of the calculator and its calculations. »
« This calculator is not intended to be used for the design of actual structures, but only for schematic (preliminary) understanding of structural design principals. For the design of an actual structure, a competent professional should be consulted. »
« Although we believe that all the information and suggestions herein are the best means to attain the best quality achievements, this software remains solely as a general information platform for the owner, structural engineer, designer and specifier. Hence the owner, the structural engineer (s), the designer(s) and specifier(s) are entirely responsible to determine the appropriate details and requirements in relation to good trade practice, existing conditions of the structure (s) where FRP reinforcement will be applied to, product selection and specification details and requirements thereof. »