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MODELING CAPABILITIES

  • Full compatibility with any consistent system of units (Metric, Imperial, etc) - No limitations on units
  • 3 Degrees Of Freedom (DOFs) per Node (X-, Y-Displacements, Z-Rotation)
  • Analysis of 1D Multi-span (continuous) Beams, 2D Frames, 2D Trusses
  • Built-in Section Properties Calculator for most standard sections
  • Any type of constraints (DX, DY, RZ) and Springs
  • Rotation releases (hinges) at start and/or end of Elements
  • Nodal Loads (FX, FY, MZ)
  • Uniform or Linear varying Loads along any Element
  • Body (Acceleration) Loads (e.g. Gravity - Self Weight)

ANALYSIS RESULTS - CALCULATIONS

  • Node X-, Y-Displacements and Z-Rotation
  • Element End Forces (Axial Force, Shear Force, Bending Moment)
  • Support Reactions
  • Full analysis report in Rich Text Format (RTF) containing all the above results plus the six pictures (Model, N, V, M, Deformation and Free Body Diagram)
  • Full self-validation of the Analysis results (Sum of FX, FY Forces, Sum of Bending Moments should be all zero)
    • Global (Model) Equilibrium check
    • Individual Element Equilibrium check


GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - DRAWINGS

  • Easily editable (with a text editor such as Notepad) .bea input file
  • Modern, easy-to-use and powerful Graphical User Interface for Pre- and Post-Processing (Zoom, Pan features, Mouse middle button and wheel support)
  • Import of DXF Drawings as Analysis Models
  • Drawing of diagrams with automatic scaling support and showing intermediate values on screen.
    • Axial Force diagram (N)
    • Shear Force diagram (V)
    • Bending Moment diagram (M)
  • Drawing of the Model Deformation with automatic scaling support and showing intermediate deformation values on screen.
  • Drawing of the Free Body Diagram (F) picture which shows the Model, all the forces (external forces and support reactions) and the Model equilibrium.

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