Hello dear community,
I am looking for a way to simplify the “analysis for uplift” of my structural elements!
In a practical example I’ve modeled an “access shaft” for construction works of a tunnel.
I’ve set some user defined parameters as “stabilizing” (yes/no) and “destabilizing” (yes/no). Furthermore I have defined a level “groundwater” in Revit (see attachment).
I worked with Dynamo to get the volume and specific weight of the stabilizing elements (filtered by parameter “stabilizing” (yes)). It works pretty fine. Take a look at the second attachment.
Now my question to you:
I would like to find a way to get the volume of the structures which are below (!) the level “groundwater” for the elements with parameter “destabilizing” (yes).
The problem is, that the elements (as walls, columns…) are continuous from the foundationslab to the ground level.
Is there a way to get just the volume below the level “groundwater” of an element which has no reference to that level?
It should just be a tool. For that it is maybe also practicable to safe a copy of the revit file and split all elements at the level, or delete the elements above groundwater? Of course it would be also nice to get the informations without a “split”.
It should be sufficient to get the total volume because the uplift force is just the result of volume multiplied by specific weight of water!
Thanks for any idea or help!