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Element design in RSA

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05-14-2012 04:21 PM

After performing design calcs for an element, a green tick mark means everything is aok.  A yellow tick mark usually appears with warnings and no tick when structural capacity is inadequate.  Question is what are the structural implications of the design with the yellow tick? does it mean it can be used but one should be aware of the warnings or does one continue tweaking the design until a green tick mark is achieved?  Just curious!!

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Re: Element design in RSA

05-14-2012 04:24 PM in reply to: stroxy

Same question goes for warnings in red font and warnings in black font

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Re: Element design in RSA

05-14-2012 09:17 PM in reply to: stroxy

Depends on what your local code stipulates and level of risk if something collapses.

 

 

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Re: Element design in RSA

05-14-2012 11:38 PM in reply to: stroxy

Assuming that you refer to the steel design - red means you exceeded the safety ratio limit ; yellow you exceeded the slenderness limit but you are below the safety ratio limit.

 

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Re: Element design in RSA

05-15-2012 01:18 AM in reply to: Artur.Kosakowski

Referring to RC design, how do I interprete the yellow tick mark?

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Re: Element design in RSA

05-15-2012 01:22 AM in reply to: strozy

There were some messages (errors/warnings) displayed during calculations of reinforcement.



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Re: Element design in RSA

05-15-2012 01:41 AM in reply to: Artur.Kosakowski

Yes there were.  I was wondering why the program does not provide the necessary reinforcement/stirrup arrangements in the design process to cover crackwidth/stirrup spacing/necessary reinforcement to satisfy seismic codes eg. EC8

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Re: Element design in RSA

05-15-2012 01:49 AM in reply to: strozy

It tried but for some reason was not able to. Could you send the rtd file and indicate which beam/column to look at?



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Re: Element design in RSA

05-15-2012 02:15 AM in reply to: Artur.Kosakowski

What is the best way to send you a big file (252MB before compression)?

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Re: Element design in RSA

05-15-2012 02:23 AM in reply to: strozy

Try the following:

 

1. Open the model with results

2. Select a small part of the model around the beam or the column you want to design and save it as a substructure (Geometry > Structure > save as substructure).

3. Export the element to the RC Design module and calculate reinforcement

4. Save the file and send it indicating which beam or column should be investigated.

 

If the file after compression is still to big select only the beam or the column in point 2.



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