Member Elastic Foundations 2: Shear Springs

Tips & Tricks

An elastic foundation can be applied to a member. The foundation is used to include the influence of soil in the modeling. Member elastic foundations can only be defined for the member type ‘Beam’. In the figure, the shear springs are explained.


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