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fiber section

Post by felipe_cordero » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:20 am


I need to model a T shape wall, but it changes geometry with the heigh (the web grows). I need that the position of the flanges in the interface between two sections be the same, ie, it is necessary to have not coincident centroids.

How is it possible?


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Post by vesna » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:42 pm

One way of doing it can be to use block3D command and brick elements to generate a mesh of 3D finite elements separately for flange and for web. Then assign MP constraints to the common nodes for the flange and the web.

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