The new CYPECAD ramp module analyses and designs slabs for ramps as isolated elements of the structure. Depending on the geometry, type and layout of the supports and applied gravity loads, the program determines the reactions and applies them as loads on the main structure, resulting in linear loads in the loadcases of dead loads and live loads.
The program resolves ramp cores formed by spans arranged between floors. Each span is made up of one or several elements of one of the types listed below:
- Straight flight
- Curved flight
- Horizontal span - Quarter turn
- Horizontal span - Half turn