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From: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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Subject: How to eliminate tension springs in SAP2000
Date: 11/28/09 17:20

> Hi,
> &nbsp;
> In SAP2000 software in assigning area 
> spring to shell elements, there are available both "tension-compression"
and 
> "compression-only" springs, But even if "compression-only" is selected, in

> output results, tension is developed in springs. I don't know how we can
model 
> and analyze compression only springs to exactly model the soil-foundation 
> contact situation.
> &nbsp;
> Regards,Hossein 
> Mardanlo 



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