Precast structures can be modelled and analysed in Tekla Structural Designer. Precast beams and columns can then be designed, provided that you have access to a licence of Tekla Tedds.
This handbook describes the workflow required in Tekla Structural Designer for running the Tekla Tedds precast calculations.
The following limitations apply:
- Only design of normal weight precast concrete beams and columns to Eurocodes is supported.
- Design of precast concrete slabs and walls is beyond scope for all head codes.
- The process is only applicable to precast structures that don't make use of in-situ structural toppings.
- Precast construction which adopts a more hybrid construction involving the use of in-situ toppings exceeds the limitations of the Tekla Tedds calculations and should therefore be considered beyond scope.
The following topics are covered: