CYPE programs allow users to analyse and design surface and deep foundations: footings
and pile caps with strap and tie beams, mat foundations and foundation beams.
The analysis and design of footings and pile caps form part of the modules which are
common to CYPECAD and CYPE 3D. Mat foundations and foundation beams are exclusive to
CYPECAD. Both programs also analyse and design steel column baseplates bearing on the
foundations that are being designed. The elements related to the foundations of a structure
resolved with CYPE software are:
Using the Footings module, CYPECAD and CYPE 3D can design foundations resolved using
rigid reinforced concrete footings or rigid mass concrete footings. These
may be single column or shear wall footings or combined footings
with several columns and/or shear walls bearing on them, their arrangement
left to the user’s choice. This module also designs strip footings
below walls as well as any strap and tie beams that have been defined.
More information on this module, common to CYPECAD and CYPE 3D can be found in the Footing analysis and design section.
Using the Pile caps module, CYPECAD and CYPE 3D allow for users
to choose from a wide range of pile cap types (linear, triangular,
rectangular, pentagonal and hexagonal) and provide their design,
as well as having the option to provide strap and tie beams.
More information on this module, common to CYPECAD and CYPE 3D can be found in the Pile cap analysis and design section.
design of surface foundations
This module complements the Footings and Pile caps modules. It allows for the design
of foundations composed of footings or pile caps with special intersections
(strap and tie beam intersections) and geometrical trimming of the
information on this module, common to CYPECAD and CYPE 3D can be found
in the Advanced design of surface foundations section.
- Mat foundations and
The mat foundations and foundation beams module is exclusive to CYPECAD and allows
this program to design foundations containing mat foundations and foundation
CYPECAD and CYPE 3D contain several modules which allow users to analyse and design
baseplates, the Joints I, Joints
II, Joints III, Joints
IV and Joints V modules and the Baseplates module.
CYPECAD and CYPE 3D modules
CYPE 3D modules:
Modules common to CYPECAD and CYPE 3D: