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Symmetry in finite element

  1. Jun 10, 2013 #1

    Please help my question is really basic,but i need help

    I have concrete box and steel box and bolt as illustrated in picture one(quarter shape),so my questions are:

    the key points in symmetry for the quarter of the shape are:
    1.prevent translation in the two plan direction(allow translation in the direction vertical to the shape)
    2.prevent rotation in the three directions or what( this is exactly my question, i believe i have to prevent rotation in the three direction, or maybe only around the the two axis(plan axis, not the vertical )
    3. do i need to apply those conditions at the all section boundary for example steel and concrete and etc .
    4. apply quarter of the load (right?)

    The second question is in picture 2,the area in which i pointed here demonstrate that the bolt here is smaller than the steel(in perimeter,so don't match exactly, and concrete show up, so do i need to apply conditions on this small area

    Note this area will represent only gap in the real situation see picture 3 pls

    http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1336/47179197.png [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
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