Hello, any advice about mesh size calculating the RC panel. I tried mesh size from 0,2m to 1m and I got quite difference results, and if mesh size is small- 0,2m, I get a big amount of reinforcement, but only in a very small area (0,2x0,2m).
What is the optimal size of mesh calculating RS panels? Thanks
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Hello, I'm using following rules for the RC slabs:
a = min(2h;(1/10)*l), where
a - element size;
h - thickness of the slab;
l - span of the slab.
Also, after meshing you have to estimate mesh quality (check for triangles with acute angle and for elementswith quite small ratio = a1/a2, where a1 - the smaller dimension of element, a2 - the bigger dimension of element)
You are welcome, also I can recommend you this quite useful guide: http://www.2shared.com/file/0GSMZ7D8/How-to-Design