M. To ignore plate stiffness
To ignore the stiffness of a selection of plates, use the following procedure.
A plate element whose stiffness is ignored by the program acts will distribute any element loads but the stiffness of the plate does not contribute to the stiffness of the structure. In this way, plate elements can be used to model non-structural components, such as glass cladding.
- Select the plates which will have their stiffness ignored by the program.
Specification ribbon tab, select the
tool in the
The Plate Specs dialog opens to the Ignore Stiffness tab.
To… Do the following… add the specification to the model and assign to the current plate selection click Assign. add the specification to the model for later assignment click Add.