I’m trying to model a reciprocal frame in Karamba3D. Therefore, I need to model two beams, where one outer end rests on the middle of the second beam. This can the be connected via a notch or a bolt (as shown in the figure). How can I model such a connection?
I cannot model a node in the middle of the lower beam, since it is a continuous beam. If I add a joint in that beam, it splits the beam in two. First, I tried to model a small column between both beams and made it a beam-joint, with the joint in the lower beam having a very high stiffness (as if it is continuous) and the upper joint having a adjusted stiffness, but that doesn’t seem to work for me.
Could someone help me out?