Wenlong
Ansys Employee

Hi Daniel97Yii,


Here is a post about how to use commands to model rebar-reinforced concrete: https://studentcommunity.ansys.com/thread/error-contact/?order=all#comment-338f84ce-8678-4e56-93b6-aa49012b32c2


For your question about pipes instead of rebars, we can change the cross-section to make it hollow. This can be done through SECTPYE and SECDATA command. The corresponding references are listed here:


SECTYPE: https://ansyshelp.ansys.com/account/secured?returnurl=/Views/Secured/corp/v201/en/ans_cmd/Hlp_C_SECTYPE.html


SECDATA: https://ansyshelp.ansys.com/account/secured?returnurl=/Views/Secured/corp/v201/en/ans_cmd/Hlp_C_SECDATA.html



And here is a little bit explanation about using commands to change the element type. https://studentcommunity.ansys.com/thread/workbench-apdl-command/?order=all#comment-f5151de5-0c20-4403-9bc9-ab7a00314742


I understand that you are working on a complicated project and you will probably need lots of work to combine these commands for your purpose, but at least this can provide you a starting point. If you have trouble accessing the Ansys help, please refer to this post: https://studentcommunity.ansys.com/thread/how-to-access-the-ansys-online-help/


 


Regards,


Wenlong Zhang