Dome Vault Parameters
With the Dome Vault Parameters command, the design parameters used in Concrete Dome and Vault Design are determined. Concrete cover, maximum and minimum reinforcement percentage etc. parameters are determined from the Dome & Vault parameters window.
Location of Dome and Vault Parameters Dialogue
Ribbon menu Analysis and Design tab Design Parameters head under the dome and vault parameters by clicking on the command dome vaults parameters can be found in the dialogue.
Dome and Vault Parameters
It determines with parameters which criteria the program will comply with in concrete design and rebar placement stage.
It is the distance from the center of gravity of the dome-vault tensile rebar to the outer face of the concrete.
It is the ratio that determines the minimum value of the rebar to be placed in the dome or vault. The program selects the rebar to be placed in the dome or vault, not less than this area .
Min. reinforcement interval
This parameter is taken into account when choosing rebar in domes and vaults. If the distance between two rebars is less than the minimum rebar spacing, the rebar diameter is increased.
Max. reinforcement interval
The distance between two rebars cannot be more than the value entered in this parameter.