FAQ 002359 EN

Modeling | Structure RFEM RSTAB

How can I use SHAPE-MASSIVE cross-sections for tapered members?


To use SHAPE-MASSIVE cross-sections for tapered members, two conditions must be met.
1st In the General Data of the SHAPE-MASSIVE structure, the option "Stresses in stress points" must be deactivated. See Figure 01.
2nd The nodes (corner points) of the cross-sections used for the taper must be arranged the same way in both cross-sections. See Figure 02.


taper, SHAPE-MASSIVE, stress points

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