PROSEC CALCULATE THE SECTION PROPRETIES OF ANY CROSS-SECTION ANALYSIS | G01

Summary The calculation of cross-sectional properties of general shapes often involves the solution of equations that require numerical approaches. Prosec uses a finite difference procedure to calculate over 30 bending and torsional section properties.

What makes this module special?

• Evaluate any section geometry • Bending and torsional properties • CAD input • Store properties in the PROKON section database

Detailed Description The cross-sectional properties are important when working with beams in a frame analysis. Prosec determines the cross-sectional properties of any general shape, and these can be stored in a database for use in Sumo or Frame . The cross section can be defined by coordinates or imported from a CAD program.

PROSEC CALCULATE THE SECTION PROPRETIES OF ANY CROSS-SECTION ANALYSIS | G01

Prosec employs a finite difference method to calculate various section properties. Bending: area, location of centroid, orientation of major and minor axes, moments of inertia, elastic and plastic section moduli, radii of gyration, outside perimeter length, void ratio, and section efficiency factor. Torsional: normalised shear stress, effective shear area, location of shear centre, St. Venant torsional constant, mono-symmetry constant, torsional modulus, and warping torsion constant.

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