How is it possible to create a frame joint with taper in JOINTS Steel - Rigid?

Answer

To enter a taper on a beam, it is necessary to select the Layout dialog section. A taper can be modeled either on the bottom side or on the top side of the beam.
The plate thicknesses, as well as the height of the taper, are defined by selecting a tapered cross-section, since, for example, repeatedly cut rolled cross-sections are used. If any plates are used, a parametric T-section can be selected. The length of the taper, as well as the material, are entered in the same dialog section. The weld thicknesses for connecting the taper to the beam can be defined in the Welds dialog section.


If a tapered member is already used as a beam (entered in the 'Nodes and Members via Different Cross-Sections and Lengths' section), it is not possible to model an additional taper.

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Taper Frame joint Column Beam

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