Once you have created a model of concrete parts, you will need to reinforce the parts to gain higher strength for the parts.
In Tekla Structures , you can use different methods to create reinforcement.
You can manually create
- single reinforcing bars
- reinforcing bar groups , curved reinforcing bar groups and circular reinforcing bar groups
For more automated reinforcing bar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths
creation you can use Rebar shape catalog which contains predefined reinforcement shapes.
- reinforcement meshes
- prestressed strands
- reinforcement splices
In addition, Tekla Structures contains various reinforcement components. We recommend that you use reinforcement components to create reinforcement whenever possible. The components are adaptive, attached to a concrete part, and updated automatically if the dimensions of the reinforced part change, for example. Then create additional reinforcing bars using other tools. In many cases there is not one tool that does everything but you need to use several combinations of tools to get desired reinforcement results.