Rigid Element (Link)

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Rigid Element (Link)

Post by ing.denni »

Hi all,
I'm having some problems creating rigid sections (links) as sap2000 (see image).
What I want to do is to recreate the node conditions between beam and abutment of length equal to the interpenetration length of the elements that converge in the node.
Do you have any suggestions on how to do this?

I am currently using Gid 15.0.3

Thanks for your help

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Re: Rigid Element (Link)

Post by escolano »

Sorry, but we don't know well the SAP2000 solver capabilities, and the GiD-SAP2000 problemtype is very old and limited (it do not cover all solver features).

In any case, it seems that do you want to made rigid the collection of line elements close to the corner, probably you can simply assign them a material with a very big young modulus.
(to assign different materials to a geometric curve you must divide in two curves, each one with a different material)
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