Advanced Supports Properties

 

All advanced support types (i.e., point, linear, planar) have common properties. The following attributes are viewed / defined:

 

Advanced Supports - Properties window

Advanced Supports - Properties window

 

 

General

 

Coordinate system

These options will be inactive for this type of supports.

 

Footing Material

 

Footing dimensions

 

 

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Cost and CO2 calculations

Cost estimations

 

CO2 emission 

 

Restraints

The Type drop-down menu offers a selection of restraint types: Free, Fixed, Elastic, NL Active for Compression, NL Active for Tension, NL Gap (limit in distance), NL Hardening (limit in force), or Diagram and for multiple settings can open the Advanced nonlinear supports types.

 

Advanced Supports- Restraints

Advanced Supports- Restraints

                                                               

 

 

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- Free support

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- Free support
 

 

 

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- Fixed support 

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- Fixed support 

 

 

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- Elastic support

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- Elastic support

 

 

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Active for Compression support

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Active for Compression support
 

 

 

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Active for Tension support

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Active for Tension support

 

 

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Gap support

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Gap support

 

 

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Hardening support

Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Hardening support

 

 

In both cases, the first row is automatically defined and cannot be edited. Furthermore, it's essential to note that in both methods, the D values in subsequent rows should be defined in increasing order. Should the user decide to switch between defining methods (F-D or K-D), the values in the table are recalculated automatically, except for the first row. 

 

 Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Diagram support

 Advanced nonlinear supports dialog- NL Diagram support

 

Understanding the properties of advanced supports, whether point, linear, or planar (area), is an essential aspect of structural design and analysis. These properties help you to configure your structural systems for optimal stability, load distribution, and regulatory compliance.

 

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