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

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I would say you definitely use the full depth of the beam. This might only
be a problem if your beams are actually joists closely spaced together.
Otherwise I think this is reasonably accurate.

On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, [iso-8859-1] Tomás Matta wrote:

> 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.
> >
> > On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, Khosrownia, Ghassem SPK wrote:
> >
> > > How would you define finite elements for a concrete floor structure when
> > > concrete beams are involved?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Ghassem
> > >
> > >
> >
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