1st question: How can I make longitudinal reinforcement in a continuous beam as a single reinforcement in a 2,3....n span beam?
2.Question: How do I add Stirrups in 2,3....n span beams.
There is no problem with single span.
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Hi Erkan,Thanks for posting your query over the Bentley Community Forum.We'll check the DGN file you provide and answer your queries according to your model.Thanks & best regards,Kemuel JancordaTechnical Support EngineerBentley SystemsBentley Structural YouTube ChannelBentley Technical Support
In multiple beams, if I make a single beam, there is a problem in naming it. When I design the beam alone, when I cut the beam, 2 beams are in one name. If I design multiple beams, how will I place the longitudinal reinforcement?
In other words, if there is a command that combines 2.3 ...n longitudinal beam reinforcement and a command that automatically combines it from 12 meters, the projects will be drawn faster.
I think it will be very fast if the beams are designed one by one and the longitudinal reinforcements are combined with a single application. Also, if it is automatically combined every 12 meters, it will be magnificent.
Hi Erkan,I have reviewed your queries. Here are my comments.
1. To place a continuous main bar reinforcement along a beam, use the Offset option under Reinforcing Data to extend the main reinforcements. We can understand that these are crucial to placement of stirrups especially the 4 bars at corners.
2. So for your second query, I suggest you to maintain the zoning data when creating individual stirrups on other parts of the continuous beam. See image below.
For the rest of the reinforcing bars, I recommend to use a single beam reinforcing tool. These include the continuous bars, extra bars, and midspan at top and bottom, etc. For the splicing the longitudinal bars, I suggest you to use the rebar modification tool - Lap/Splice Rebar to perform multiple splices manually at required splice zones.
I will share with you the sample continuous beam I made. Here's the link for the file.We understand that there are still limitations in the program to model fast a continuous beam. Your suggestions are good candidates for enhancement. We would appreciate if you share your idea to our ProStructures Ideas Portal.
Thanks & best regards,Kemuel JancordaTechnical Support EngineerBentley SystemsBentley Structural YouTube ChannelBentley Technical Support
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