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How are the deflections of structural elements displayed?

  • Software:

    Advance Design
  • Module

    General
  • Question:

    How are the deflections of structural elements displayed?
  • Type:

    General
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Answer

Advance Design not only calculates displacements but also deflections of structural elements. Using the frame defined as shown in the following figure, we will determine the deflections of the top beam and thus see the differences between displacements and deflections.

How are the deflections of structural elements displayed

Deflections are calculated for individual or a chained group of elements and are displayed only in the form of result curves.

After establishing the structural model, run the analysis and select the elements for which the result curves will be displayed. Right-click on the screen and select "Result curves" or from the "Analysis - F.E. Results" toolbar click the "Result curves" button.

How are the deflections of structural elements displayed

How are the deflections of structural elements displayed

How are the deflections of structural elements displayed

If we display the displacements of the structural system we can easily calculate the deflection of the beam:

How are the deflections of structural elements displayed
How are the deflections of structural elements displayed

Advance Design offers the option to display the absolute deflections or the relative deflections. This example uses a beam from a marginal frame.

How are the deflections of structural elements displayed

In the "Result curves" window select "Deflections" from the first drop-down list and select "Fez" from the second drop-down list for absolute deflections.

How are the deflections of structural elements displayed

At "Result curves" window select "Deflections" from the first drop-down list and select "Ftz" from the second drop-down list for absolute deflections.

How are the deflections of structural elements displayed