Structural Analysis Wiki

Technical Terms Used in Dlubal Software

The Dlubal Structural Analysis Wiki explains technical terms used in structural analysis and design. The terms are given in alphabetical order and are usually used in Dlubal Software.

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S Stress

A stress results from the action of a force on a surface unit.

A stress is a resulting force related to a surface.

There is a difference between normal stresses σ (perpendicular to the surface) and shear stresses τ (tangential to the surface).

Based on the specified loading and a cross-section of a structural component, the corresponding stress is calculated in RFEM and RSTAB. The stress is often used to design load capacity of a structural component.