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What is an analysis model

Added April 1, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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What is an analysis model

What is an analysis model

When you use Tekla Structures to model, analyze, and design structures, you will become familiar with the following concepts:

A physical modelstructural model with a direct or indirect counterpart in the structure to be built

is a structural 3D model that includes the parts you create using Tekla Structures , and information related to them. Each part in the physical model will exist in the completed structure.

The load model contains information about loads and load groups that act on physical model parts. It also contains information about the building code that Tekla Structures uses in the load combination processprocess in which some simultaneously acting load groups are multiplied by their partial safety factors and combined with each other according to specific rules

Load combination rules are specific to a design process and are defined in design codes.


An analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.

Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.

is a structural modelmodel that represents a structure to be constructed

that is created from a physical model. It is used for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and for design.

When you create an analysis model, Tekla Structures generates the following analysis objects and includes them in the analysis model:

  • Analysis parts, bars, members, and areas of the physical parts

  • Analysis nodes

  • Support conditions for nodes

  • Rigid links between the analysis parts and nodes

  • Loads to analysis parts

The analysis model also includes load combinations.

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