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No Supports

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06-07-2012 02:33 AM

I have a tower sitting on a raft with elastic parameters but I get a warning that there are no supports. Is this normal or am I missing something. Thanks in advance.

Ali Al-Hammoud
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Re: No Supports

06-07-2012 03:16 AM in reply to: AJA14

It is normal if there is no phisical support in model.

Elastic ground is not treated by verification as a support.

Rafal Gaweda
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Re: No Supports

06-10-2012 02:36 AM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

You can use elastic foundation on a panel but don't forget some kind of lateral restriant.  i.e. block UX, UY.  The elastic spring is in UZ.  Depending on the model may need to block RZ too.