Reinforcement strand properties
Use the Strand Pattern Properties dialog box to view and modify the properties of strands. The file name extension of the properties file is .rbs.
|Strand prefix and start number||Mark series of the bar.|
User-definable name of the strand.
Tekla Structures uses bar names in reports and drawing lists, and to identify strands of the same type.
Diameter of the bar.
Depending on the environment, the nominal diameter of the bar, or a mark that defines the diameter.
|Grade||Steel grade of the bar.|
Internal radius of the bends in the bar.
You can enter a separate value for each bar bend. Separate the values with spaces.
Used to group reinforcement.
For example, you can display strands of different classes in different colors.
|Pull per strand||Pre-stress load per strand (kN).|
|Number of cross sections||
Number of cross sections of the strand pattern.
In this double-tee beam, the number of cross sections is 4:
You can create user-defined attributes to add information about reinforcement. Attributes can consist of numbers, text, or lists.
You can use the values of user-defined attributes in reports and drawings.
To create user-defined attributes, click the User-defined attributes button in the reinforcement properties dialog box.
You can also change the name of the fields, and add new ones, by editing the objects.inp file. See User-defined attributes (UDAs) in the objects.inp file.
|Debonded strands||Enter the strand number. The strand number is the selection order number of the strand.|
Middle to start
Middle to end
Enter the length of the debonding.
If you select the Symmetry check box, values from From start and Middle to start are copied to From end and Middle to end.
|Symmetry||Define whether the end and start lengths are symmetrical.|