Sandwich wall horizontal seam

Tekla Structures
2024
Tekla Structures

Sandwich wall horizontal seam

Sandwich wall horizontal seam creates a horizontal seam between two sandwich walls. Seam dimensions and rabbets can be defined for all layers: inner shell, foil, insulation, and outer shell. In addition, you can define an extra foil layer.

Objects created

  • Seams

  • Rabbets

  • Foil

  • Insulation

  • Extra foil layer

Use for

Situation

Description

Seams between sandwich wall shells.

Seams with additional rabbets.

Before you start

To be able to select the needed parts, activate the Select objects in components switch.

Selection order

  1. Select the inner shell of the first sandwich wall.

  2. Select the inner shell of the second sandwich wall.

    The seam is created automatically when the secondary part is selected.

Part identification key

Part

1

Concrete part (wall, column, beam, slab)

2

Point

Multiple points can be picked.

Picture tab

Use the Picture tab to control the horizontal seam properties.

Seam position

Seams can be defined for inner shells, insulation and outer shells. Draft angles can be defined for the outer shells.

Define the seam position between the sandwich wall shells. The middle line between the walls is used as a reference when the seam position is calculated.

Example:

Shell classes

Define the part classes to be applied to the seams. By default, the Sandwich Wall Horizontal Seam component creates inner shells with class 1, foil with class 2, insulation with class 3, and outer shells with class 4. Use these classes to apply seams.

To prevent the creation of seams between foils, insulation shells and outer shells, leave the Insulation classes box empty.

Rabbets in insulation

You can create rabbets in the insulation layer.

Option

Description

No rabbet for the insulation layer.

One side rabbet for the top and bottom of the insulation layer.

Rabbet depth and width can be defined.

Mirrored one side rabbet for the top and bottom of the insulation layer.

Rabbet depth and width can be defined.

Two sided rabbets for the top and bottom of the insulation layer.

Rabbet depth and width can be defined.

Offset

You can define offset for the seam.

Rabbets tab

Use the Rabbets tab to define rabbets in inner shells, insulation layers and outer shells.

Rabbet side

Select to which side of the sandwich wall the rabbets are applied. You can define the rabbets separately for both sides.

The options are:

  • Top side
  • Bottom side
  • Both sides

Connection type

You can select a tongue or groove joint connection for both sides.

Option Option Description

Tongue joint connection, based on the outer geometry

Groove joint connection, based on the center line

Tongue joint connection, based on the center line

Groove joint connection, based on the outer geometry

If you create one tongue and one groove joint, it is possible to overlap the parts. This is defined on the Picture tab with seam position values. Enter negative values to move the parts closer together.

Extra Foils tab

Use the Extra foils tab to define an extra foil layer in the seam.

Foil

Option

Description

Default

t

Define the extra foil thickness.

1 mm

Pos_No

Prefix and start number for the part position number.

The default part start number is defined in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Material

Material grade.

The default material is defined in the Part material box in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Name

Name for the extra foil.

FOIL

Class

Part class number for the extra foil layer.

Comment

Add a comment for the extra foil layer.

Connection method

Option

Description

No connection

Select how the extra foil is attached to the sandwich wall.

  • No connection (foil is a loose part)

  • Weld

  • Cast unit

  • As subassembly

At Inside shell

Select the profile to which the extra foil is connected.

  • At inside shell

  • At outside shell

Position h*b

Select a prefix for the foil layer.

  • Position h*b and Position b*h create a profile without a prefix.

  • Position PLh*b and Position PLb*H create a profile which start with PL prefix.

  • Par. section h*b and Par. section b*h: enter a prefix in the box below.

Auto

Select the rotation of the foil layer.

  • Auto

  • Below

  • Front

  • Top

  • Back

Foil shape

Define shape of the extra foil.

General tab

Click the link below to find out more:

General tab

Analysis tab

Click the link below to find out more:

Analysis tab

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