ETABS 2016 Enhancements

Release Note: 16.0.0

Slab Design

ETABS 2016 now gives users the ability to perform slab design with post-tensioning.

Integrated Strip Moment and Shear Diagrams

Integrated moment, shear, and torsion for design strips displayed onscreen and reported in tables.

Modeling of PT Tendons

Model PT tendons and allow consideration of post-tensioning in the design of concrete slabs within ETABS.

Punching Shear Check

Punching-shear design checks in concrete slabs at columns and load locations specified by the user. Overwrites for punching perimeters can be added as well as specifiying openings which affect the perimeter but are not explicity modeled.



Automated Wind and Seismic Loads added for NBCC 2015

Wind loads include torsional moment.

Automated Response-Spectrum Functon added for NBCC 2015 and Russian Code


Event-to-Event Strategy

Pure event-to-event stepping solution implemented as an option for nonlinear direct-integration time-history load cases.

Automated Floor Vibration Analysis for Heel Drop Effects for Long Spans

Define vibration analysis paths on floor slabs, along with parameters defining demand and capacity. Automated time-history analysis is performed for each case.

Energy Plots for Direct Integration Time History Analysis for Performance-based Design

Step-by-step energy plots and tabular results available for nonlinear direct-integration time-history load cases and for nonlinear static/staged-construction load cases.


Russian Concrete and Steel Frame Design Codes Added

Output and Display

Story Plots

Animated plot shows story accelerations, drifts, shears and overturning moments together on the same plot for time history and nonlinear static load cases.