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Can you use SOLID187 to model concrete?

    • ot2020
      Subscriber
      Hi, nBy default, ANSYS workbench allocates SOLID187 to model concrete. Would using this be fine for a bond test between rebar and concrete? I.e. both the structural steel and concrete are of the same element type?
    • Kai
      Ansys Employee
      I'm not aware of any problems with using solid187 for both steel and concrete. If you run into any problems, can you provide more information?n
    • ot2020
      Subscriber
      nSure. How can I model the cracks that appear in the concrete using SOLID187? I am doing a pull out of steel rebar from concrete and want to see how the concrete cracks as its being pulled out. Can this be done using the SOLID187 element? nThanks! n
    • Kai
      Ansys Employee
      You will need to use MAPDL. Only SOLID65 allows for the visualization of cracking via PLCRACK: https://ansyshelp.ansys.com/account/secured?returnurl=/Views/Secured/corp/v195/ans_arch/bascracktlm51799.html?q=plcrackn
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