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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Slab edge meshing

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11-19-2012 11:27 PM

I have a 6-sotrey RC building 10m x 20m. The slab edged are slightly offset from the walls and requires a very fine mesh to run (0.22m) without showing the 'kinematic constraints' error everybody seems to get. This causes the program to run very slow when performing a seismic analysis as I believe the load is shared between all the nodes at floor level.


Is there a way of easily adjusting the slab edge or auto-detecting they are together? Prefereably without revisiting the Revit model which was hard enough to align in the first place.

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Re: Slab edge meshing

11-19-2012 11:38 PM in reply to: elliotsmith

Try to define structural axes at the location of the walls and use the detailed correct option. You may also indicate the plane by 3 corners of a wall. The idea is to match slab edges with walls.


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For the meshing parameters and problems:



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Artur Kosakowski
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