Toijala, Finland — Elematic, a manufacturer of precast concrete plants and production lines, introduced a structural analysis tool called Elematic ELiSLAB 2.0. In hollow core slab production, structural analysis is a not only compulsory, it is also a necessary part of the process. It is no simple task, yet it is expected to be completed in a very short time. However, structural analysis as such is not a simple process; many different factors need to be considered and included in the calculation. Despite the ubiquity of the task, there is no efficient tool on the market to handle it. Instead, many businesses create — and maintain — their own Excel sheets for this purpose, which takes time and focus away from the actual work, the calculation of the slabs.

Elematic ELiSLAB is especially developed and designed for the needs of structural analysts who work with hollow core slabs. The ELiSLAB structural analysis covers all relevant calculation points and offers a range of smart and practical features to make every day work easier, such as the inclusion of openings and toppings in the calculation, the use of factory-based profiles and strand patterns, and a collection of national annexes for Eurocodes. Eurocode updates are available as an option.

In addition to the analysis, navigating and interacting with ELiSLAB is easy, thanks to a smart, streamlined graphical user interface that progresses logically. The software also offers an extensive reporting function that stores calculation inputs and results in detail. This means that all calculation reports are just a few clicks away when needed for the authorities or for any other purpose.

ELiSLAB also works as a practical tool to use in quotation process for cost calculation. The analysis tool quickly displays the required amounts of strands per slab, which simplifies the cost calculation process significantly.