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how can i represent pilotis during modeling?

asked 2021-03-31 20:07:37 -0500

jhonata2187 gravatar image

updated 2021-04-01 07:36:55 -0500

My building has the first suspended floor and free ground composed of pilotis. I would like to know how to represent how this first floor can be suspended by pilotis

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@jhonata2187 to confirm, are the pilotis that you're referring to vertical piers, columns, stilts, etc.? If so, do you have any floor surfaces touching soil or are all floor surfaces suspended above ground by pilotis? You should have enough karma to add an image to your post to help illustrate what you want to simulate.

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-04-01 07:36:43 -0500 )edit

Pilotis are a typical solution of Modern Brazilian Architecture, where the body of the building is suspended from the ground, leaving only its pillars in the gap... But in an elegant way...

Carlos Krebs gravatar image Carlos Krebs  ( 2021-04-03 16:28:30 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-04-02 07:23:44 -0500

Petros Dalavouras gravatar image

If your pilotis is an open space, the boundary condition of the floor should be outdoors, wind exposed but not sun exposed. You should also take into consideration the thermal bridge effects from the columns beams etc so as to increase the U-value of your floor construction accordingly

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