Topic: Two Joint Spring Element

I want to model connector between two concrete wythes as a spring element. The spring has stiffnesses in two directions. In the manual, I only found one joint spring element.

Re: Two Joint Spring Element

Dear salam.a.alrubaye,
please note Spring elements in ATENA are available for spring supports, not for connecting neighbouring elements.

For besic information about Contact elements, please see ATENA Troubleshooting, 2.2.14 I have problems when using the Interface (GAP) material on contacts (the document is included in ATENA installation and also available for separate download from our web under Products - ATENA - Documentation).

If you are not sure how to model, you can also follow Troubleshooting, 2.1.1 to send us sketches+description on what you are modelling, and we usually can recommend a reasonable way.

Best regards.