Topic: 1D Beam Contacts
I am modelling the slab of a floor of a high-rise structure. I currently have the slab and all of the columns below the slab modelled. Since the response of the floor slab is of most importance for my study, it is being modelled using 3D IsoShell elements. The top half of the columns (which connect to the bottom surface of the slab) are being modelled using volume elements and to reduce the number of elements, the bottom half of the columns are modelled using 1D beam elements. For the column modelling, the fibre element has been placed directly beneath the centre of the volume element, with the proper s and t dimensions as the column it is to be connected to.
I am having difficulty trying to connect the 1D beam to the volume element above it. I attempted to use '1D_Fixed_Beam_to_Solid_for_Surface' which only allows me to define a ‘Solid’, but how am I supposed to define the ‘1D beam’ portion of the connection? I have read 5.2 of Part 8 – User’s Manual for ATENA-GiD Interface, and have been unsuccessful in my modelling so far and have not found any other threads in the forum or sections in any other manual. I do not feel I am to be using any other of the '1D_Fixed_Beam_to_Solid_for...' which leaves me at a roadblock.
Any help is appreciated,