Structural Analysis Wiki

Technical Terms Used in Dlubal Software

The Dlubal Structural Analysis Wiki explains technical terms used in structural analysis and design. The terms are given in alphabetical order and are usually used in Dlubal Software.

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W What is a member?

A member is the simplest structural element in a structure. It is defined by an initial and end node.

By assigning a cross-section and the related material, the member gets a stiffness. Members are always connected by the nodes only.

Members do not have any lateral expansion. Thus, they are an idealization of real structural components.