P-Delta Effect in Footing Design

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Document Type: FAQ

Product(s): LEAP RCPIER/Substructure

Version(s): All

Original Author: Bentley Technical Support Group -VM

QUESTION:  Does Footing Design include the P Delta Effect?.


Generally for Slender Columns Second order frame analysis which is basically the P Delta analysis is performed to design the columns. In the previous versions users were not able to transfer the P delta effect to footing. 
In V15 RC pier offers options to include P-Delta effect on column and footing as well.
User needs to go to Analysis TAB à Analysis/Design Parameters dialog box à Under Column Slenderness Tab he/she needs to check the option “Include P-delta effect for footing design.

Please see the attached Screenshot.