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How is the 'Typical Tendon' function of 'Tendon Profile' applied in midas Civil program, and when is it used?

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How is the 'Typical Tendon' function of 'Tendon Profile' applied in midas Civil program, and when is it used?

 

Answer

The 'Typical Tendon' function defines a representative Tendon.

 If the same tendons are placed within a single duct in a PSC Box cross-section as shown in [Figure 1], the modeling time can be reduced by defining one representative Tendon Profile as shown in [Figure 2], instead of defining each tendon as a profile individually.

 The total number of tendons used in the analysis and the excluded duct cross-sections are calculated as  in the right side of [Figure 2]: The area of the tendon and the duct from the 'Tendon Property', multiplied by the No. of Tendons entered in the 'Tendon Profile'.

 However, given that only the results for the representative tendon are reported, it is recommended to use the 'Typical Tendon' function when performing a comparative review of the structural behavior due to tendon placement, as in the bridge planning phase.

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