StructuralCurveMemberRib

2D member rib

The 2D member rib is a 1D member related to slabs. The part of the slab which cooperates with the rib is called the effective width. Different values of effective widths can be considered for checks and for calculation of the internal forces.

Specification in the excel:

Name of the column header

Type of data

Value example or enum definition

Required value

Description

Name

String

B1

yes

Human readable unique name of the rib

2D member

String

S1

yes

The name of the structural surface member on which the rib is placed

Cross section

String

CS1

yes

The name reference to the existing, valid name of the StructuralCrossSection object.

Nodes

String

N1;N2

yes

All nodes that belong to the curve member and define its geometric shape. The names of the nodes are separated by ; (semicolon) and space. The order of the nodes has to be from beginning to end.

Segments

String

Line; Circular Arc

yes

Defines shape of the curve between two next nodes. Supported strings are: Line; Circular Arc; Parabolic arc; Bezier; Spline. The names are separated by ; (semicolon) and space.

Begin node

String

N1

yes

The starting node of the 1D member. Has to be specified in the StructuralPointConnection sheet

End node

String

N2

yes

The end node of the 1D member. Has to be specified in the StructuralPointConnection sheet

Internal nodes

String

N17; N18

no

Internal nodes belonging to StructuralCurveMemberRib defined in StructuralPointConnection Internal nodes are not geometry defining The names of the nodes are separated by ; (semicolon) and space

Length [m]

Double

5,37

no

Distance between begin and end node of the curve member in meters

Geometrical shape

Enum

Line

Circular Arc

Parabolic Arc

Bezier

Spline

Polyline

yes

Description of the geometrical type of curve member in general. If the member consists of more than one segments, Geometrical shape is automatically set to Polyline.

Alignment

Enum

Bottom

Centre

Top

yes

This property item determines the position of the system-lines on the cross-section of the rib. The user defined value - custom value defines position of the system line of the rib on local Z axis (ez).

Eccentricity ez [mm]

Double

150

yes

Eccentricity of the member system line in Z direction of the local coordinate system from the centre of the gravity of the cross-section

Type of connection

Enum

Full shear connection

Partial shear connection

Without Composite Action

User Defined Eccentricity

yes

Determines the degree of shear connection between the rib and the plate Full shear connection - in this case, the composite beam is modelled as an eccentric plate rib (real eccentricity). The composite effect is taken into account directly through the real eccentricity of the 1D member Partial shear connection - In this case, the composite beam is modelled as a plate rib without eccentricity. In order to consider the composite action, the stiffness of the beam is adjusted to take into account the effect of the eccentricity and of the participating deck width. Without Composite Action - assumes that there is no longitudinal shear connection between the beam and the deck User Defined Eccentricity - serves for any plate rib linked to a non-composite deck

Shape of the rib

Enum

T Symmetric

Right

Left

T Non-symmetric

yes

Determines the shape of the effective width of the rib

Layer

String

Layer 1

no

Custom created layer. The layer can thus comprise entities that have something in common (e.g. one floor, columns of one floor, columns of the same length, etc.)

Behaviour in analysis

Enum

Standard

Axial Force Only

yes

From the finite element analysis point of view, the 1D member can act like a standard 1D member or like a hinged (pinned) rod. The difference is that the standard 1D member is capable of transferring all the internal forces, while the latter variant only provides for transferring of the axial force.

Effective width

Enum

Number Of Thickness

Width

yes

Determines the method which is considered for specifying the effective width. Number of thickness - the multiple thickness of the slab to which is rib connected. The parametric way how to specify the effective width. Width - Direct numerical input of the effective width of the slab

Width left for check [mm]

Double

500

yes, if Shape of the rib is Right, Left or T Non-symmetric

Effective width on the left side (depends on LCS), used for check. If Effective width is set to "Number Of Thickness", then inputted value is considered as unitless multiplier

Width right for check [mm]

Double

500

yes, if Shape of the rib is Right, Left or T Non-symmetric

Effective width on the right side (depends on LCS), used for check. If Effective width is set to "Number Of Thickness", then inputted value is considered as unitless multiplier

Width left for internal forces [mm]

Double

500

yes, if Shape of the rib is Right, Left or T Non-symmetric

Effective width on the left side (depends on LCS), used for calculation of internal forces. If Effective width is set to "Number Of Thickness", then inputted value is considered as unitless multiplier

Width right for internal forces [mm]

Double

500

yes, if Shape of the rib is Right, Left or T Non-symmetric

Effective width on the right side (depends on LCS), used for calculation of internal forces. If Effective width is set to "Number Of Thickness", then inputted value is considered as unitless multiplier

Color

String

#808080

no

Defines color and transparency of the object. Color is defined by Hex format #AARRGGBB. Transparency is controlled by the alpha channel AA. If no color is set then default color is used.

Parent ID

String

67b35d84-3d04-47aa-aa4a-dc1263982320

no

Is filled for objects created be dividing curved geometry to series of straight line objects. Parent ID will ensure that curved edge is imported as straight parts to nonsupporting application, and back to original supporting application as curved geometry. To ensure successful round trip of segmented objects and their related objects, Parent ID needs to be present in both directions.

Id

String

39f238a5-01d0-45cf-a2eb-958170fd4f39

no

Unique attribute designation

Notes

LCS of the rib is set due to the following rules: X is set from the start node to the end node, Z is set in parallelly to Z LCS in the slab (StructuralSurfaceMember), Y is determined by right hand rule.

Complete enumeration of the Formcode and Description ID can be found in chapter Annexes, in this documentation.