Modelling of reduced scale RC model building

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Saqib Mehboob
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Modelling of reduced scale RC model building

Post by Saqib Mehboob » 26 Jun 2019, 11:43

I would like to ask whether is it possible to model a scaled building like at scale of 1:6 or even smaller with miniature reinforcement details?
I have a model building with reinforcement bars of size ranges up to as small as 1.61-mm diameter.
Currently, i can selected the minimum size available in the defined library is #2-bar (Imperial Bar Size) which is approximately 6-mm of diameter.
Look forward to hearing from this forum.

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Re: Modelling of reduced scale RC model building

Post by huffte » 26 Jun 2019, 13:31

After initially defining longitudinal reinforcement, for example, you may use the "Additional Reinforcing Bars" button to specify bars of custom area and location. This could be a solution for the longitudinal bars.

For transverse bars, there seems to be no means of specifying custom bar areas. So, you may have to use a #2 bar with a fictitious spacing to provide the desired level of confinement and shear resistance.
Tim Huff

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