Once you have created a model of concrete parts, you will need to reinforce the parts to gain higher strength for the parts.
In Tekla Structures, you can use different methods to create reinforcement. In many cases, you may need to use a combination of several reinforcement tools to get the desired results.
The most automated method is to use the various reinforcement components Tekla Structures contains. We recommend that you use reinforcement components to create reinforcement whenever possible. The components are adaptive, attached to a concrete part, and updated automatically if the dimensions of the reinforced part change.
Rebar sets are another flexible and versatile method to create reinforcement. Also the rebar sets are adaptive to concrete geometry, and easy to modify using direct modification.
In addition to these methods, you can manually create:
- single reinforcing bars
- reinforcing bar groups
For more automated reinforcing bar group creation you can use Rebar shape catalog, which contains predefined reinforcement shapes.
- reinforcement meshes
- prestressed strands
- reinforcement splices
When needed, you can also combine several reinforcement objects into rebar assemblies, for example, to create reinforcement cages.