Plate element in midas


In midas , how to model the slab as shell element? Is the plate element in midas equivalent to the shell element? How can i modified the plate end release in order to simulate the membrane condition?
Secondly,what option should i restrained for pinned support.



With the Plane stress in the element type, you can simulate the membrane condition. For more information on Plain Stress, refer to the online manual. From the below link.

And you can restrain the structure with pinned support with Define supports via Boundary> Supports by restrain the only displacement for x,y and z direction.
Or using Plate End Release via Boundary> Release/Offset, also you can define the pinned support.

Thank you.
Best regards,
Jihong Hwang
Creation date: 7/25/2018 4:58 AM      Updated: 7/25/2018 2:29 PM