Glossary Term

A beam is a rigid member element that transfers all internal forces.

As long as there is no member end released assigned to it, the beam transfers all internal forces. It is deformed according to the existing internal forces and its rigidity. This results from the assigned cross-section and material.

When entering a new member, the "beam" member type is preset.


Member Beam Rigid Member type


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Price of First License
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