Solver element 2D properties
When in a Solver View, solver element 2D properties are displayed in the Properties Window as shown below. None of these properties can be directly edited in the Solver View.
|Type||The 2D element type will be Shell or Semi-rigid depending on the Slab Type, Decomposition and Diaphragm Options that have been set.|
The 2D element thickness is derived from a different property depending on the slab type:
• Composite Slab; Precast Slab; Slab on Beams; Flat Slab - Overall Depth
• Steel Deck; Timber Deck - Thickness
|Orientation||The 2D element orientation in the solver model follows the rotation angle defined for the slab item to which it belongs.|
This property applies to semi-rigid elements only.
It adjusts the stiffness determined from the material properties in order to control semi-rigid diaphragm flexibility.
|Node 1, Node 2, Node 3||The node numbers associated with this element.|