Extrude on a curved line

Question:

Hi,
I have modeled the below steel box girder bridge using beam element. I would like to model the cross section of the bridge using plate element. Is there any method to extrude a plate cross section on a curved line in MIDAS Civil.

Thanks,







Answer:
Hi,

The extrude on a curved line is not supported in midas Civil. Here are some workarounds I can think of.
- Generate the steel box mesh with the '2D face' object and import the dxf file into midas Civil. 2D face and polygon created with polyline will be imported as plate elements in midas Civil.
- If you have midas FEA in which the extrude function is supported, generate the steel box mesh and import it into midas Civil.

Regards,
DK Lee
Creation date: 7/19/2018 7:12 AM (dklee@midasit.com)      Updated: 7/19/2018 4:43 PM (dklee@midasit.com)
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