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Re: SAP2k: Modeling concrete floors with monolithic conc. beams

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Maybe a dumb question but:  Would it be more accurate to substract the
thickness of the slab or is it better to give the beam element the full
height?

Tomás Matta

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Bryson" <bryson(--nospam--at)civil.ubc.ca>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: SAP2k: Modeling concrete floors with monolithic conc. beams


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> Just add a beam between nodes. This is accurate enough for skinny
> beams. You could also just add a thicker slab element for wider beams.
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> On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, Khosrownia, Ghassem SPK wrote:
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> > How would you define finite elements for a concrete floor structure when
> > concrete beams are involved?
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> > Thanks.
> >
> > Ghassem
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