Topic: Initial Strain for Volume
I'm attempting to model the impact of shrinkage on a reinforced concrete slab with discrete reinforcement. At the moment, I am using "Initial Strain for Volume" to apply shrinkage.
I'm currently using 80 load steps to apply a shrinkage of 300 micro-strain, however, I seem to be hitting the max iterations for nearly every step. I have tried to increase the maximum iterations to 50, but each step still uses the maximum number of iterations.
I would really appreciate some comments/ recommendations on how to go about solving this issue. Otherwise, is this typical for applying an initial strain to a volume?
Thanks in advance for the help!