Cross section data
- Relative Distance: Length per segment to which the entered data applies. In the above dialogue, as an example, a strip has been used that has different cross-sectional properties from 0 to 2 mtr, from 2 to 5 mtr and from 5 to L (7 mtr).
- Absolute distance: derived value, depending on the relative distance entered.
- Cross-section: definition of the cross-section. By pressing the ... button, a new dialog appears in which the cross-section can be defined. Cross-sections can be parameterized or selected from a library.
- This dialog appears when using the ... button in the table.
- By checking the Bi-material checkbox, an input field appears for:
- hT: height of the top layer [m]
- hB: height of the formslab [m]
- bB: width start [m]
- bE: width end [m] (only applicable for tapered cross-sections)
- MaterialT: concrete quality of the top layer
- MaterialB: concrete quality of the formslab
- R1000x(200+50): syntax name derived from this input example
- If the properties are the same over the entire strip, it is sufficient to enter L at relative distance.
- The syntax name from the input dialog is shown in the table.
- This syntax name can also be entered directly into the table, without using the input dialog.
- Reinforcement: Default is None. Then MatrixBeam designs proposals for reinforcement.
- Standard reinforcement configurations can be used. These can be predefined in a library. If a library is available, these options appear in the Reinforcement drop-down list.
- Alignment: If there are profile cross-sections with different heights, it is possible to set via Alignment how the relevant cross-section should be aligned with respect to the previous one: top equal, bottom equal or in the neutral line.
- Environmental class and coverage: For the Top, Bottom and for the Side, the environmental class and coverage can be set individually.
- Quality: selection list for the concrete quality of the formslab.
- Cement: selection list for the cement class of the formslab.
- Surface: roughness of the bonding surface: Very smooth, smooth, rough or serrated.
- Stirrups in prefab: stirrup reinforcement does/does not contribute to the shear capacity between the formslab plate and the top layer.
- Quality: selection list for the concrete quality of the top layer.
- Cement: selection list for the cement class of the top layer.
f;ck;t0: concrete compresion stress at time t0.