Method #2, by templates, is a powerful feature which allows the user to generate a shape(s) by selecting template forms. Simply complete the desired form(s) and the shape(s) will be created! The sub-shape generation & assembly is automatic!
Concrete deck & W-shape >T001
** to be available by a future update.
The modeled section can have sub-shapes that represent a void-shape. 2) "" - For this analysis type, material info. for sub-shapes must be provided to solve for EA, EI, Principle axis. Section modulus output is provided for each of the materials of the entire section. Also (optional) you may input the axial load (and the axial load position) & moments (Mx & My) to for solve max. & min. stresses for each material of the section! Section analysis
4) "" - Solve for the torsional constants "J" & "CW" for any section.Solve J & CW (or GJ&ECW)5) "" - N.A.Beta-x6) "" - Solve for the effective web area of any section. Solve Aw (or AwG)7) "" - Easily do a 3 dimensional stress analysis on any section/beam. You can apply vertical/horizontal loads & boundary conditions, axial/torsional loads & boundary conditions. Also you can easily apply a temperature gradient to solve for thermal stresses/deflections.Stress analysis8) "" - Solve for stresses on a curve beam for any section. Simply specify the radius of curvature and solve for bending stresses for a unit moment load.Curved beam9) "" - Solve for the fully cracked flexural stiffness of a concrete beam section or composite section.Fully cracked EI10) "Plastic analysis" - Solve for the fully plastic moment capacities of any section (section may include concrete, a composite section). There are numerous features available for this analysis type. For example, in a composite section, you may specify the precentage of composite action.Also there's an option to correct the plastic compression forces of a flange based on the B / T ratio. This B / T correction feature is available for shapes generated by certain templates (to be available by an update)
Also, you may solve for ultimate concrete-section moment capacities (both conventional and/or pre-stressed sections). Analysis includes strain-capatibily and an ultimate concrete stress function.
Output for a given "Run" is provided in text format. You may view & print (and save) these output files with a user defined header. For run-type #7 (stress analysis) there are number of plotting options available to plot variable loading, forces,deflections,stresses as a function of length. You may both view & print these plots. Also color stress contours can be viewed & printed for any position along the beam. For stress contours, there are numerous options for plotting normal & shear stresses. See the screen views! Also color stress contours can be viewed & printed for run-type #8 (curved beam analysis). |