DECOR enables you to perform structural analysis and various checks of members and joints of timber structures for compliance with requirements of SNiP II-25-80, SP 64.13330. The application also provides reference data which is often used when designing timber structures. The modes implemented in the application are classified into the reference (the Information group) or the design ones (the Analysis group).
The reference modes include:
Deflection and Strain Limits - provides the limit values of deflections of timber structural members and limit values of deformations of joints;
Densities - provides information on the density of wood according to Annex 3 of SNiP II-25-80 (Annex E of SP 64.13330);
Range of Timber - provides information on the sizes of softwood sawn timber according to GOST 24454-80;
Design Strength - enables to calculate the design strength for the type of stress-strain state selected by the user;
Timber - provides data on the maximum moisture content of timber, types and grades of glue;
Limit Slenderness - provides information on the limit slenderness of structural members.
The design modes include:
Geometrical Properties - enables to calculate the geometric properties of a given cross-section;
Effective Lengths - implements recommendations of Sec. 4.21 of SNiP II-25-80 (Sec. 6.23 of SP 64.13330) for determination of the effective lengths;
Resistance of Connections - enables to determine the utilization factors of restrictions for notched connections and connections with cylindrical dowels;
Resistance of Sections - enables to determine the utilization factors of restrictions for any cross-section type available in the application database, under the action of arbitrary forces; and to plot the interaction curves for any admissible combination of the pairs of forces;
Continuous Purlins - enables to check continuous purlins for the ultimate and serviceability limit states;
Cantilever Purlins - enables to check cantilever purlins under uniformly distributed loads for the ultimate and serviceability limit states;
Beams - enables to check single-span beams with various boundary conditions for the ultimate and serviceability limit states;
Columns - this mode enables to check columns and posts;
Truss Member - this mode enables to check a separate truss member;
Trusses - this mode enables to perform all the necessary strength and stability checks of the truss members for the most common structural designs;
Arches - this mode enables to perform strength and stability checks of arches from glued laminated timber of a rectangular cross-section;
Rafters - this mode enables to check rafters;
Frames - this mode enables to check frame structures.
Decor functions under Windows operating environment. All the windows, dialog boxes and controls are fully consistent with this environment.
Help (Reference information)
The application is provided with a detailed help which includes descriptions of the user interface and conventions of using the application.