Erik Kostson
Ansys Employee



All of these simple 3D square columns/beams are sweepable and ansys can mesh them with a structured mesh (hex) - no need for any multi-zone just mesh, but in order to do that (generate a good structured mesh) do not use shared topology, and just use contacts between the concrete parts. the reinforcement is modeled with line bodies - below is the workflow for concrete modelling:

Also see our getting staretd course and meshing courses here to learn more about ansys mechanical and how to use it.


All the best