TR.14 Plate Element Mesh Generation
There are several methods available in STAAD to model panel type entities like walls or slabs as an assembly of plate elements. This process is called meshing.
Two of those methods have a set of commands which can be provided in the STAAD input file.
- Parametric mesh generator is the preferred method and is best to create this type of mesh using the STAAD.Pro Graphical User Interface. The aspect of this method, which enables commands to be written into the input file, is described in TR.14.1 Parametric Mesh Models.
- The input mesh generation is described in TR.14.2 Element Mesh Generation is based entirely on commands in the input file alone, and does not have any graphical interface for creation or modification.