ELASTIC / RIGID LINKS BETWEEN PIER AND TUB GIRDER NOT PROVIDING EXPECTED RESULTS

Question:

I completely followed the Tutorial on the Composite Steel Tub Girder but the model is not turning out to be as expected. The problem is the rigid & Elastic links. Please check my model and let me know what I did wrong. The Links are not working the way they should.


Thanks'






Answer:

Hi,

If you see the stage, CS2, the Elastic Links are not activated.

If you go to 'Base', the elastic links are connected to node 159 and 161. Thus, you should activate those nodes together with Elastic Links.

Create a structure group containing those nodes and activate it at the stage CS2. This is the case for the other pier as well.


Now, you can see that the Elastic Links are activated at the stage CS2.

The results will be OK then.

Regards,
DK Lee

Creation date: 11/8/2018 7:56 PM (dklee@midasit.com)      Updated: 11/9/2018 6:27 AM (dklee@midasit.com)
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