Our team is interested in a Seismic Anchor Movement (SAM) analysis that does not close all gaps. Is it possible to retain gaps with a setting or work around?
Please see the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Search Tab> enter "Seismic Anchor Movement Analysis" (include the quotes), press List Topics button, double click on the selected topic from the list provided to see more information.
"Although a seismic anchor movement analysis is used to determine the response of the structure to a dynamic loading, a Linear Static Analysis is carried out through the Static Analysis dialog."
See limitations on performing a Linear Static Analysis.
Mike DattilioBentley Systems Design AnalystDesign Engineering Analysis group===================================================
It would be nice to have such an option added to SAM cases.
"Include gaps and ignore friction for SAM analysis" (Y/N or Checkbox)
This option could be added to the SAM analysis dialog.
Karim, You might be able to make a work around with the SAM displacements in a User case and non linear static analysis.