Finite Element Analysis is an extremely useful tool for modelling structures that are too complex for regular beam element analytical solutions. However, finite elements raises many questions both in modelling and analysis.
Concrete structures experience creep and shrinkage strains, which increase over time. Further more the concrete material may experience cracking, leading to reduction in stiffness. All these factors will affect the in-service deflection behaviour, but how can we take it into consideration in our design?
The new bi-directional MasterSeries-Tekla interface provides even more possibilities to share your models with your colleagues and partners. The new tool offers full control over your model exchange process by allowing you to review all the changes both in the MasterSeries and in the Tekla model