Shell Structure for Stability

Hi Karamba-users,

Currently I’m struggling with creating a shell to make my structure stable. (Diaphragm action)

I don’t want to calculate the shell structure, but I only want to use this shell to bring the horizontal windforce to the columns on the structure on the side.

Does anyone know if this is possible?

Hi H12dirksliepenbeek,

it is possible to use a shell for what you intend to achieve.

Another option is to use a ‘MeshLoad’-component for the wind action and limit the loaded elements to the columns only. In addition you could cross out your structure with beams to make it stable.
Best,
Clemens