Castellated beam

Hello, i need example or right verification to model and design castellated beam in sofistik. thanks in advance

I am sorry but we do not have any straight forward example in that matter.

This depends on what you want to design. As you know FE beam elements are line elements. Therefore it is not possible to model any openings inside the beam elements.

Another approach is, to model the castellated beam with area elements. This enables you to model the holes, but this is much more work to do.

Finally it is your decision, how to model this type of beam.

i have already made many trials and modeled an example for castellated beam using sofiplus and checked the results i guess it is ok . i used the same concept of modeling haunch and cut my beam to segments to model the semi trapezoidal opening . it was quick using sofiplus and cross section editor