Hanging support is the fourth type of support in IDEA StatiCa Detail. The support applied at the hanging is converted, according to the rotation, to the supports acting in the axes of each hanging branch, applied at the point where the hanging branches enter the concrete. The part of the hanging protruding from the concrete is not checked. The utilization of such support is quite obvious – precast concrete lifting anchor system, especially site operational loop made from reinforcing steel.
Boundary conditions definition is always a tricky task when modeling the structure in FEA software. The model with only properly defined supports can capture reality. There are five types of supports in IDEA StatiCa Detail, let's find out what are they for.
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