Rebar cage stability analysis

could i use sofistik to create analysis model to check stability of rebar cage during construction such as in attached picture


  • Every rebar as a circular beam
  • Place two SPTs at every connection between rebars (one for each bar) and link them as pinned/stiff (depending on connection type)
  • Use the lift points as your support

You need small intersection tolerances, so your beams don’t “melt together” in the model

sorry, could you provide such simple sketch?