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skilak
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Stress Skin Design

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08-15-2013 01:40 AM

Hi there,

 

I am designing currently en enclosure (a box) implementing the Stress Skin Design. I have steel beams on the the roof supported by columns - top flanges all at the same level and 8mm aluminium plates bolted to it along every panel (panels are formed by roof beams) perimeter. Is there any method or option of how to offset the shell ?, it seems I cannot find it. I know I can offset the bars but offsetting the shell/panel would be much easier. Thank you in advance for your kind help.

 

Best regards,

 

Tomasz

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tony.ridley
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Re: Stress Skin Design

08-15-2013 04:45 AM in reply to: skilak
not possible. you could use compatible nodes or rigid links perhaps.
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skilak
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Re: Stress Skin Design

08-15-2013 04:50 AM in reply to: tony.ridley
Hi,

I though aboutt rigid links but if you mesh a panel then, for example, you will have 300 nodes for rigid links:smileywink: I am playing now with steelwork offsets to get expected results.
Please, could you explain "compatible nodes" ?

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: Stress Skin Design

08-16-2013 12:36 AM in reply to: skilak

Use rigid links. 

Compatible nodes : check help



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Artur.Kosakowski
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Re: Stress Skin Design

08-30-2013 12:41 AM in reply to: skilak

I though aboutt rigid links but if you mesh a panel then, for example, you will have 300 nodes for rigid links:smileywink: I am playing now with steelwork offsets to get expected results.

If you mesh panels in the same way in some situations it may be easier than you think it is :smileywink:

 

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skilak
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Re: Stress Skin Design

09-04-2013 12:15 AM in reply to: Artur.Kosakowski

That one is brilliant:smileywink: cheers

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