Wall wall teeth (12)

Tekla Structures
2024
Tekla Structures

Wall wall teeth (12)

Wall wall teeth (12) connects two perpendicular concrete panels with a tooth-shaped connection. The number of teeth can be set. Injection tubes and connection bars can be added to the connection. The connection is created with or without seams.

Objects created

  • Tooth connection (2 or 3 teeth) between two panels
  • Injection tubes
  • Connection bars

Use for

Situation Description

2-teeth connection between two panels.

The height of the teeth can be modified and the clearance between the teeth can be set.

3-teeth connection between two panels with connection bar.

Tooth connection between two panels with connection bar and socket.

Selection order

  1. Select the main part (concrete panel).
  2. Select the secondary part (concrete panel).

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

Picture tab

Use the Picture tab to define the number of teeth, the height of teeth, and seam widths. Wall wall teeth (12) has two main connection types: A (two teeth) and B (three teeth).

Description
1 Select the number and position of teeth.

Standard is A 2 teeth bottom up.

2 Horizontal seam width in the main part. For type A (2-teeth connection).
3 Secondary part tooth height.

Reference is center of the seam. For type A (2-teeth connection).

4 Main part tooth height.

Reference is center of the seam. For type A (2-teeth connection).

This value has an effect only if the secondary part tooth height (3) has no value.

5 Vertical seam width between the teeth. For type A (2-teeth connection).
6 Horizontal seam width in the main part. For type A (2-teeth connection).
7

Top tooth height. For type B (3 teeth connection).

Reference is center of the seam.

If there is no value, and the middle tooth height and the bottom tooth height are defined, then the top tooth gets the residual height distance.

If none of the tooth heights are defined, then all three teeth get an equal height: (wall height - seam width) / 3

This value has lowest priority from the three tooth height-defining values.

Example:

Panel height is 1500mm. All three tooth heights are defined:

  • Top: 400mm
  • Middle: 700mm
  • Bottom: 600mm

Total defined height of teeth = 1800mm. Result: top tooth gets height 1500-700-600=200mm

8 Vertical seam width between the teeth. For type B (3-teeth connection).
9

Bottom tooth height.

Reference is center of the seam. For type B (3-teeth connection).

If there is no value, and the top tooth and the middle tooth height are defined, then the bottom tooth gets the residual height distance.

Parts tab

Use the Parts tab to define the properties and dimensions of injection tubes and connection bars.

Option Description

Injection tubes

Injection tube properties.

You can define the placing of the injection tubes separately for the top tooth, middle tooth and bottom tooth.

1 Select whether an injection tube is created.

Example:

Default is No action.

Top tooth

Middle tooth

Bottom tooth

Select whether an injection tube is created in the teeth and select the connection method.

Default is Part cut.

Connection bar

Connection bar properties.

One connection bar can be created through the teeth.

2 Select whether a connection bar is created and the connection method.

Default is Yes + weld 1.

3 Depth of a connection bar from the top of the top tooth.

Default is 0.

4 Depth of an injection tube from the top of the top tooth.

Default is 0.

5 Depth of a connection bar from the top of the bottom tooth.

Default is top tooth height + seam width. If both values 5 and 7 are defined, then the value in the box 7 overwrites the value in the box 5.

6 Depth of an injection tube from the bottom of the bottom tooth.

Default is 0.

7 Depth of a connection bar from the bottom of the bottom tooth.

If both values 5 and 7 are defined, then the value in the box 7 overwrites the value in the box 5.

Cut sec tab

Use the Cut sec tab to define the way the secondary concrete panel is cut.

By default the component creates a 2-teeth connection.

You can also define a fixed offset value for the cut.

If the concrete panels are not perpendicularly orientated, you can define how the secondary part is fitted to the main part.

Cut prim tab

Use the Cut prim tab to define the way the main concrete panel is cut.

You can also define a fixed offset value for the cut.

If the concrete panels are not perpendicularly orientated, you can define how the main part is fitted to the secondary part.

Socket tab

Use the Socket tab to define whether socket anchors are created, how they are connected and the dimensions and position of the socket anchors. Sockets are created only if you have created connection bars.

Option Description

Dimensions for socket anchor, rod profile and connecting profile.
Create socket Select whether sockets are created and which parts are included.

Note that a socket is created only if a connection bar has been created on the Parts tab.

In the examples the red profile is the connection bar:

Connect socket Select how the sockets are connected to the main part.

Default is By cast unit.

Connection rod-connector Select the connection method between the rod and the connecting profile.

Default is Part add conn to rod.

Rod type Select the rod type.

Default is Poly-profile.

Leg rotation Select the direction of the rod. You can enter an angle in the box on the right.

Default is Front.

Connecting profile

Rod

Bottom section

Properties for the connecting profile, rod and bottom section.

Note that the bottom section is part-added to the rod automatically.

Example:

Partname component

If you want to use a custom part to create the socket, select the Custom part option in the Create socket list.

Then browse for the component, and use the list of options to position the custom part. To use saved custom component properties, select the saved properties file.

General tab

Click the link below to find out more:

General tab

Analysis tab

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Analysis tab

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