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 membrane structures.
For structural analysis, surfaces are generated in the centroidal axis. By defining the thickness and the material, they have their stiffness. Thus, it is possible to determine deformations and internal forces which can be then designed according to the material and standard.
You can make various settings in order to achieve a clearly‑arranged display of the result values. For example, some users may not want the white background in text bubbles. You can adjust the background in ‘Display Properties’ using the option Transparent and Background color.
Depending on stiffness, mass, and damping, structures react differently to wind action.
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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements