Glossary Term

In geometry, a surface is a limitation of space, a simplified display or a casing of a solid.

Surfaces in general can have many different sizes and shapes – from simple planes such as walls, slabs or plates through single-curved cylinders such as silos to multiple-curved mebrane structures.

For structural analysis, surfaces are generated in the centroidal axis. By defining the thickness and the material, they have their stiffness. It is thus possible to determine deformations and internal forces which can be designed afterwards according to material and standard.


surface, wall, slab, plate, cylinder, silo