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

Answer

To use SHAPE-MASSIVE cross-sections for tapered members, two conditions must be met.
1. In the General Data of the SHAPE-MASSIVE structure, the option "Stresses in stress points" must be deactivated. (see Figure 01)
2. 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 for this.

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