FONDMAN is a vertical Expert System developed for the automatic optimal civil design of the foundations of the steel structures.

FONDMAN software:

  • interfaces directly the FEM software used for the steel structural calculation/verification’s for reading either the structural supports geometry or all the reactions values for all the loading combinations.

  • performs according to a predefined set of AI rules the automatic design of the foundations

  • accepts manual final tuning of the AI solution proposed.

  • Automatic fills all the documents/reports and in particular: Calculation report, Foundation drawings, Bar Bending, MTO documents, Foundations plot Plan and in case of foundation on pile the corresponding Pile Plot Plan.

Main pillars:

  • Maximum reliability due to a direct interface with the FEM software used for the steel structures design with no need of any manual sharing/copy in retrieving input data

  • Civil foundation design workprocess fully integrated in a unique environment

  • Low cost optimized solutions generated by the AI rules embedded in the software solver.

  • Time saving in the generation of the related set of drawings/report since these are automatically generated by the software for the final solution.

New and original aspects of the creation

The original aspects involve either the FONDMAN interface (fully and bidirectional link with the FEM structural model) and the AI approach adopted to obtain the automatic presizing of the foundations.