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Concrete console (110)

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019i

Concrete console (110)

Concrete console (110)

Concrete console (110) creates a connection between a concrete column and a concrete beam. The beam rests on a console which is attached to the column.

Objects created

  • Console
  • Neoprene strip
  • Steel plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

    (1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

    (2) plate that represents a steel structure

    (2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

    between console and beam
  • Anchor rods
  • Tubes
  • Sockets

Use for

Situation Description

Console connection between a concrete column and a concrete beam.

Selection order

  1. Select the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

    (1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

    (2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

    (2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

    (column).
  2. Select the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

    (1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

    (2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

    (2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

    (beam).

    The connection is created automatically when the secondary part is selected.

Picture tab

Use the Picture tab to define the shape and the dimensions of the console, and the steel support plates and the neoprene layer.

  Description
1 Shape and dimensions of the concrete console and the steel and neoprene parts.
2 Select how the shape of the secondary beam is modified if the secondary beam is sloping.

 
3 Console offset.

You can set the reference to be the main part or the secondary part. Additionally, the offset distance can be defined.

Reference = column centerline

If no offset value is applied, the console is placed symmetrically compared to the column.

Reference = column left side

Reference = column right side

Reference = beam centerline

Reference = beam left side

Reference = beam right side

4 Vertical plate offset.

You can set the reference to be the main part or the secondary part. Additionally, the offset distance can be defined.

Reference = column centerline

Reference = column left side

Reference = column right side

Reference = beam centerline

Reference = beam left side

Reference = beam right side

5

Define the console thickness.

Select whether the console thickness is taken from the secondary part or the main part. The default option is that the console thickness is taken from the secondary part.

6 Console tapering.
7

Select whether to create a cut around the console in the secondary part.

Define the cut dimension from the edge of the cut to the edge of the console.

Parts tab

Use the Parts tab to define properties for the console, the neoprene layer and the optional steel plates.

Option Description

Concrete console

Prefix and start number for the part position number, material, name, class and comment for the console.

Console to column

Select how the console is attached to the concrete column.

Default is Part Add.

The No action option means that the console is a loose part and not attached to any other part in the component.

Create console like

Select how the console is created.

Default is Contour plate.

Contour plate = the console is created using the Contour plate command.

Beam = the console is created using the Beam command.

Neoprene

Neoprene layer properties.

A neoprene plate for shock absorbing and sound-damping can be created between the beam and the console.

If a trapezium shaped neoprene block is used, the defined thickness will be the thickness on the column side.

Neoprene to

Select to which part the neoprene layer is attached, and how the neoprene is attached.

Default is Beam and Weld.

Holes in neoprene

Select how the holes in the neoprene part are created.

Default is By bolt.

Diameter of holes in neoprene

Diameter of the holes in the neoprene part.

By default, the hole size in the neoprene part is equal to the holes in the console.

Enter a value to overwrite this default hole size.

Steel plate horizontal

Horizontal steel plate size and properties.

The plate is placed under the neoprene part.

Steel plate vertical

Vertical steel plate size and properties.

The plate is placed at the console side.

Add steel plate to the column by

Select how the steel plate is attached to the column.

Default is Weld.

Connection tab

Use the Connection tab to define the properties of the anchor rods, nuts and washers and injection tubes and to select how these parts are connected to the console or the main part.

Option Description

Anchor rods

Anchor rod profile.

Define the length and number of rods on the Anchor rods tab.

Type of reinforcing bars

Select the reinforcing bar type.

Anchors to

Select to which part the anchor rods are attached, and how the anchors are attached.

Default is Column and Weld.

Anchors all the same L

Select whether the anchor rods have the same length.

Bottom section

Select the profile from profile catalog.

Nut

Nut profile.

Define the height of the nut on the Anchor rods tab.

Washer

Washer profile.

You can define the direction and the rotation for each washer.

Define the thickness of the washer on the Anchor rods tab.

Weld washer and nut to anchor

Select whether washers and nuts are welded to the anchors.

Tube top

Tubular embed for creating a round hole for the anchors.

The tube top starts at the bottom level of the nut.

Tube bottom

Tubular embed for creating a round hole for the anchors.

The height of the tubular profile can be modified on the Anchor rods tab.

Tubes around anchors to beam

Select how the tubes around the anchors are attached to the beam.

Default is Weld.

Tubes all the same L

Select whether the tubes have the same length.

Tubes aligned with

Select whether the tubes are aligned with the column, top of the beam, or bottom of the beam.

Create cuts around tubes

Select whether cuts are created around the tubes.

Parameters tab

Use the Parameters tab to define how the column and the beam are cut (skew/square).

Option Description

Fitting to column

Select how the top of the column is fitted.

Default is Perpendicular.

Column cut-out

Default.

A full-width cut-out is created.

Column left side cut-out. Clearance between the column and the beam can be set.

Column right side cut-out. Clearance between the column and the beam can be set.

Both sides cut-out. Clearance between the column and the beam can be set on both sides.

Beam end cut-out

Use this option when the beam and the column are not aligned.

Square beam end

Skewed beam end (according to main part)
Beam bottom cut-out

Use this option when the beam and the column are not aligned.

Square beam bottom

Skewed beam bottom (according to main part)
Column cut-out for T-shaped secondary part

In Beam type , select the shape of the secondary part.

  • Rectangular - always creates a rectangular column cut-out.
  • T-beam - Tekla Structures checks the shape of the beam and creates a T-shaped column cut-out.
  • Automatic - Tekla Structures automatically checks the shape of the secondary part, and creates either a rectangular or a T-shaped column cut-out.

    Automatic is the default value.

For T-shaped cut-outs, define the cut-out dimension between the column and the beam.

Secondary part width

Define the maximum width of the secondary part and cut it to this width.

Cut extra secondary parts

You can find and cut extra secondary parts by using classes or name search.

Anchor rods tab

Use the Anchor rods tab to define dimensions and position of the anchor rods.

  Description
1 Anchor rod length, hole diameter and top offset.
2 Number of anchor rods, distances and edge distances.
3 Anchor rod distribution options.

Useful when the beam is not aligned with the column.

4 Select the type of the hole in the beam.

Default is Circular.

If you set the type to Circular , use the two boxes on the left to define the hole diameter.

If you set the type to Square , use the four boxes on the left to define the dimensions of the square cut.

5

Height of the tubular profile, nut and washer.

6 Anchor rods and cuts

Default.

Anchor rods are created. Holes for the anchors are created.

Anchor rods are created. No holes are created.

Only holes are created. No anchors are created.

Only anchor rods are created. No holes are created.

Cut-out in the concrete beam. Anchor rods are created. No holes are created.

Cut-out in the concrete beam (parallel to beam). Anchor rods are created. No holes are created.

Tube offset

Define the offsets for the tube profiles in both the X and Y directions.

Socket tab

Use the Socket tab to define whether socket anchors are created, how they are connected and the dimensions and position of the socket anchors.

If you create the sockets on the Socket tab, the anchor rods on the Connection tab are automatically considered as sockets.

Option Description

Create socket

Select whether sockets are created and which parts are included.

Connect socket to prim by

Select how the sockets are connected to the main part.

Connection rod-connector

Select the connection method between the rod and the connecting profile.

Type of reinforcing bars

Select the rod type.

Leg rotation

Select the direction of the rod. You can enter an angle in the box on the right.

Legs symmetrically

Select whether custom part sockets are created symmetrically.

Connector

Dowel

Properties for the connecting profile and the rod.

Partname component

If you want to use a custom part to create the socket, select the Custom part option in the Create socket list. Then browse for the component, and use the list of options to position the custom part.

General tab

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General tab

Analysis tab

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Analysis tab

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