I am having a foundation supported by piles. The piles are not allowed to go under tension. I am using point spring to model the piles. But even I set the load combinations as zero tension, still I get tension in the point springs. any comment or help how to model zero tension capacity piles in RAM Concept?
Unfortunately, only area springs can be modeled as zero-tension objects in RAM Concept. Point springs and line springs are always tension/compression. For pile supported foundations, many RAM Concept users model a small area spring object in the location of the pile. Supporting zero-tension point springs is in our backlog and a feature that we will consider adding in the future.