Example 1


Comparing second order moments calculated with analytical methods with those obtained from FEM calculation in Advance Design modules (idealized end restraints + only top/bottom torsors)


Type: Square

Section: 50 x 50 cm

Height: 4.00 m





End restraints:





Loads for General method:

General method Top loads

General method Bottom Loads


Loads for FEM calculation:

FEM calculation Top loads

FEM calculation bottom loads



Note: When FEM calculation is performed, the loads defined in the Internal Efforts dialog are considered external loads.


Second-order moments and provided reinforcement


General method:


General method - interaction curves


General method reinforcement



FEM calculation:


FEM - interaction curves


FEM reinforcement