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

 

viewport

 

 

End restraints:

 

Buckling

 

 

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

 

 

 

Conclusions