here. Hopefully we will be able to get the most useful of these incorporated in the manuals.
I am trying to model a Frame with its columns made up of 2 different materials.
I am using a FiberSection to define the cross-section of the column; the column material and steel detailing changes at the top.
So my question is: how do I split the column into 2 elements but keep the behavior as if it is one element. (how should i model the connection).
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <----- How to connect these 2 elements into ONE column behavior
I will try your method soon, but theoretically will that cause a stress concentration at that rigid link point ?
Comparing this to ABAQUS, one full element/column is modeled, then it is partitioned into 2 parts and each assigned a material without having any stress concentrations.
Thank for the support!