Topic: Internal Mesh Connectivity
I´m using Atena 3D to model a reinforced beam. The concretes-structure-mesh is made out of structured hexahedral elements.
Now I have to get sure that the upper and lower reinforcement bars are NOT getting connected with the stirrups.
So I was modelling the concretes mesh in that way, that there is one hexahedral element between the reinforcement bars and the stirrups.
Now to may question.
I want to know, how the reinforcement notes (and also the macro joints of the reinforcement) in generel are connected to the surrounding hexahedral elements.
For example, how this connections from the reinforcement notes to the notes of the hexahedral elements are weighted.
Or if this connections could be shown in the program.
Hopefully someone could help me in this case.