I have situation where the column is adjacent to several smaller opening varies in size and shape as per snapshot below.
Could anyone please advise what is the best practice to create the latitude design strip?
Is the latitude strip below acceptable?
Also longitude below?
Thank you very much.
Here are some tips related to openings. https://communities.bentley.com/products/ram-staad/w/structural_analysis_and_design__wiki/4522/design-strips-and-slab-openings-tn
I don't ever like to have span segments (the design strip center lines) that cross an opening. Your latitude strips are also being severely narrowed by that vertical sliver opening. You will probably need to move the span segment to the side and add a second strip to avoid problems.
Thank you for the advise.
I have updated the latitude strip as you advised. Please find snapshot below.
Is this correct way to model the strip around the opening?
That's basically what I had in mind. Be careful with the design strip support designations. You may want to indicate the left end of 10-1 is a support for example, since it's near the column, while the right end is probably not a support.
Thank you for your advise. Apologize I did not see that you have replied to my message earlier.
Really appreciate your assistance.