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Design of Flat Slabs using SAFE

Design of Flat Slabs using SAFE

Design of Flat Slabs using SAFE

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Can flat slabs be designed in SAFE using thin-shell element?
Is it right to analyse considering the out of plane shear deformations of the flat slabs?

RE: Design of Flat Slabs using SAFE

Why not switching to thick-elements? SAFE supports that type of slabs as far as I remember...

Structural Analysis of 2D Structures software
Static, Dynamic,Linear and Non-Linear Analysis
of frames, trusses, beams etc.

RE: Design of Flat Slabs using SAFE

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But all the classical literature's on Flat Slabs use Flexural elements (i.e with only transverse bending deformations, no shear deformations(in-plane nor out of plane)) for analysis.

I would also like to add that I have observed no significant changes in the analysis results when analysed using Shell elements.

When exactly will you go for using a shell element for analysis ?

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