For a simple bending-resistant frame, I obtain very large deformations. What is the reason for this?


For the cross-section area A, a very large value has been entered manually. Extremely high values may lead to numerical problems when solving the equation system.

Check the results with smaller values. Also, check whether the sum of loading and support forces are equal.


The automatic calculation of the dead load is done by means of the density of the material and the surface A. In your example, you obtain very great loads. You can either change the value A, deactivate the dead load in General Data of the load case, or set the material thickness to zero.


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