The 'General' tab of the solid dialog box describes the following parameters:
- Solid type, 'Contact' in this case
- Boundary surfaces of the solid
- Material of the solid
The 'Contact' tab manages the following information:
- Two surfaces A and B, between which the contact properties are effective
- Properties of the contact perpendicular to both surfaces (full force transmission, failure under compression or tension)
- Properties of the contact parallel to both surfaces (full force transmission, failure if contact perpendicular to surfaces failed, rigid or elastic friction with or without limit, elastic solid behavior)
The following requirements must be met for the definition of a contact solid:
- Two contact surfaces must be parallel to each other and have the same dimensions.
- Both contact surfaces must have the same integrated elements, such as nodes and lines, at the same height.
- Each lateral connecting surface must consist of four boundary lines.
The reinforced concrete design for the fire situation is carried out according to the simplified method according to EN 1992-1-2 clause 4.2. The "zone method" described in Annex B.2 is used.
The material model Orthotropic Masonry 2D is an elastoplastic model that additionally allows softening of the material, which can be different in the local x- and y-direction of a surface. The material model is suitable for (unreinforced) masonry walls with in-plane loads.
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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements