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Title: User's Manual for SPMC v. 1.0: A Computer Program for Moment-Curvature Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Sections with Interlocking Spirals
Authors: N. Wehbe and M. Saiidi
Date: May 2003
Sponsoring Agency: California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)
Department of Civil Engineering/258
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
This report constitutes the user's manual for SPMC v. 1.01. SPMC v. 1.01 is a computer program for moment-curvature analysis of reinforced concrete sections with interlocking spirals. The program was written in C + + and compiled using TURBO C+ + 4.5 (for DOS) from Borland International.
The program consists of one execution file called "SPMClO.EXE" and creates one output file. The output file name is specified by the user. Data input can be either interactive, i.e. the user is prompted to enter the data during program execution, or through an input data file. The input data file is an ASCII file that can be created and edited using any ASCII text editor. When the interactive data input mode is selected, the user has the option to save the input data in an ASCII file. The name of the file containing the input data is specified by the user.
Three examples illustrating the use of SPMC v. 1.01 are also included in this manual. Each example includes both input and output data.
Some of the features of SPMC v. 1.01 are