How to define the anchor cross-section properties?#
Modify the cross-section properties#
In case that the thickness of the planar elements is set to 1 m’ but the anchor spacing (a) is different (a <> 1 m). Then it is required to adapt the cross-section properties to 1 m’.
This can be done by using the SVAL text input.
In case that the cross-section is defined via Graphical User Interface (GUI), then the elastic modulus E of the anchor material should be reduced with a factor 1/a.
Thickness of the planar elements = anchor spacing#
If the anchor spacing is constant then the thickness of the planar elements can be set equal to the anchor spacing (thickness of the planar elements = anchor spacing).
In this case no modification of the anchor cross-section properties is required.