Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

ETABS Membrane Meshing

ETABS Membrane Meshing

ETABS Membrane Meshing

Hi all,

I am currently completing a peer review on an ETABS model. The floorplate has been modelled as a one-way slab with membrane elements. I’ve noticed that when reviewing the shell analysis mesh, there appears to be poor mesh connectivity as shown in the attached screenshot. The membranes typically have the mesh setting set to “Auto Cookie Cut”. However, for the plates which have the smaller mesh sizes, they are given a maximum element size of 1500mm, whereas all other floorplates are not specified. I am just wanting to check if this particular mesh connectivity is an issue, or whether it is okay for membranes only?


Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close