Structural analysis workflow in Tekla Structures

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Structural analysis workflow in Tekla Structures

Here is one example of the steps you may need to take when you analyze structures using Tekla Structures and an analysis application. Depending on your project and the analysis application you use, some of the steps may not be needed, some may be repeated or carried out in a different order.

Before you start, create the main load-bearing parts that you need to analyze. There is no need to detail or create connections at this stage. If you have a detailed model, or more parts in the physical model than you need to analyze, you can exclude these parts from the analysis.

  1. Set the load modeling code.

  2. Create load groups.

  3. Create loads.

  4. Create filters for selecting and adding objects to the analysis model, and for defining secondary analysis parts and braces.

  5. If you do not want to create an analysis model of the entire physical and load models, define which objects to include in the analysis model.

    We recommend that you first only include columns in the analysis model to ensure that the columns are aligned.

  6. Create a new analysis model of the selected parts and loads using the filters you created.

  7. Check the analysis model and analysis parts in a Tekla Structures model view, and make modifications if needed.

  8. Add the primary beams and other needed objects to the same analysis model.
  9. If needed, modify the analysis model or analysis parts or their properties. For example, you can:

  10. If needed, create alternative or sub-analysis models.

  11. Create load combinations.

  12. Export the analysis model to the analysis application and run the analysis.

  13. If needed, add special loads and other required settings in the analysis application.

  14. If needed, use the analysis application to postprocess the analysis model or analysis results. For example, you can change part profiles.

    After the changes, re-run the analysis.

  15. Import the analysis results to Tekla Structures, examine them, and use them in connection design, for example.

  16. If the analysis results required changes to the model in the analysis application, import the changes to Tekla Structures.

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