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Model a wall of brick in Sap 2000.

Model a wall of brick in Sap 2000.

Model a wall of brick in Sap 2000.

How can I model wall of brick together with other frame elements which do building.

RE: Model a wall of brick in Sap 2000.

You can model the wall as a regular plate element. I do encounted the same problem and modelled the shear wall as a vertical plate element and the connection to the other framing elements depends upon, how do you actually use the brick wall(I mean load bearing).

I used Risa-3D to model the three dimentional structure.

RE: Model a wall of brick in Sap 2000.

I use STAAD/Pro and you can model the brick element in their GUI. If you want to use SAP afterwards, you can use some common available translators.

RE: Model a wall of brick in Sap 2000.

Just an expression of my doubt...
A brick wall has different stiffness in compression and tension. I dont know whether SAP2000 is capable of doing so. I will watch this thread for better understanding.

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