General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Overlapping issue

    • Baloch

      Dear All

      As I am modelling an RCC structure, the reinforcement are very complex so I draw it in auto-cad and exported to ansys but there are overlapping issue as show in picture.Could anyone help me how can I handle this? Does it cause any problem technically?

    • Erik Kostson
      Ansys Employee

      You need to model the rebars with line bodies, not 3D solid parts (hence why it is almost impossible to mesh these rebars). Perhaps spaceclaim can convert some of them automatically to line bodies (beams).
      See the To extract a beam from a solid tool in Spaceclaim.
      (tutorial for this tool:
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      Also see this presentation which presents the recommended workflow of modelling RC structures.
      (With this workflow one does not need to connect the line bodies representing the rebars since they will be embedded in the concrete using the reinforcement option shown on slide 6, so any overlap is fine)
      All the best

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