FAQ 004591 | Window "1.2 Geometry," the "Supports" tab, provides the selection between none, rigid, or non-rigid stiffener. How does this affect the calculation?

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Window "1.2 Geometry," the "Supports" tab, provides the selection between none, rigid, or non-rigid stiffener. How does this affect the calculation?

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The stiffener type selected in the "Supports" tab of Window "1.2 Geometry" (Figure 01) has an effect on the buckling analysis of the beam, as this affect the contribution of the web χW to the shear resistance according to EN 1993‑1‑5 [1], 5.3.

Figure 01 - Selecting Stiffener

The factor χW for the web contribution to the shear resistance is displayed in the result table for the buckling analysis (Figure 02).

Figure 02 - Buckling Analysis

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