GSA cracked slab deflection analysis
Calculate RC slab deflection based on stiffness of cracked section.
Depends on 'Generalise section object'.
Salam Al-Sabah commented
Also useful to include long-term effects automatically.
Nick, the 'GSA RC slab design interface' BIG idea covers reinforcement zones. This one is more to do with an iterative analysis procedure in which the section stiffness is modified as cracks develop in the slab.
We have other ideas on extracting analysis models from the 'whole' model, - not yet expressed on the UserVoice. Maybe the idea of isolating the floor slab could be woven into that.
Nick Simpson commented
I am guessing we would want to be specify reinforcement zones of the floor, e.g. column and middle strips with different reinforcement? Based on the current management of floor meshes that would require a bit of an overhaul and move GSA towards RAM Concept type approach? My understanding is that RAM Concept models floor slabs in detail, in isolation from the global structure. Could this become a model type (like "Plane Stress" or "Plane Strain")?
Focusing on getting this working for slabs would already be a huge benefit.