Shell to beam connection


I am currently designing a concrete shell which utilises a fabric formwork which is supported by bending active elements. I have successfully analysed the concrete shell but now I wish to incorporate the shell with the bending active elements as this will likely effect the deformation, stresses etc.

I attempted to incorporate 1 steel circular section with the shell but they do not interact. Can you please advise me as to how to connect these elements so I can analyse the structure as a whole?

Thanks in advance:)

(in the last image, I attempted to connect the two elements via joints, this did not work but it gives a good representation of how I would like the elements to be connected)


This might be helpful.

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