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Member in torsion (concentrated torque) – Verification Example

Introduction Our verification examples are created to be able to compare hand calculation results with Consteel anaysis results with using either 7DOF beam or shell finite elements including Superbeam function.…

Analysis
7 DOF beam
Shell element
Static analysis
Verification study
Pro

An efficient way to increase the LTB resistance of a beam

Introduction During the lifetime of a steel structure changes often happen. These changes usually result an increase of loads acting on some of its elements which therefore may need to…

Analysis
Technical studies
Lateral-torsional buckling
Superbeam
Pro

Abstract from validation report of Superbeam – Part 1

Introduction of Consteel Superbeam In general, Consteel uses 7 DOF beam elements for finite element analysis of steel structures which are adequate for most everyday design situations. It is also…

Analysis
Finite Elemente
Results
Static analysis
Verification study
7DOF
Shell finite elements
Superbeam
Premium

Analysis of members with class 4 slender web by Superbeam

Introduction Beam with welded I sections are often executed with slender webs. This is mainly due to the recognition that the main contributors to bending stiffness of a beam are…

Analysis
Finite Elemente
Shell element
EN 1993-1-5
Technical studies
Superbeam
Basic

Adaptive modeling of stiffeners

With Superbeam feature, modelling of stiffeners is easy and effective. Multiple options and various shapes are available. Analysis is possible with beam and shell elements either.

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Feature preview
Superbeam
Stiffener
Pro

Effect of web openings on LTB

Introduction Are you wondering how a web opening would influence the lateral-torsional buckling resistance of your beam? Check it precisely with a Consteel Superbeam based analysis It is often required…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Technical studies
Cutout
Lateral-torsional buckling
Superbeam
Web opening
Basic

Adaptive modeling of cutouts

Defining cutouts is a useful additional function within the Superbeam feature. They are easy to modify, various shapes and multi-placing option are available. Watch our feature preview for more details.

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Feature preview
Superbeam
Web opening
Cutout
Basic

Adaptive modelling of members

Superbeam is a new function introduced with Consteel 15. It is developed for dual handling of members. Superbeam makes it possible to examine structural parts with the accuracy of shell…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Feature preview
Superbeam
Basic

Web opening and deflection

It is often required to let services pass through the web of beams. In such cases, the common solution is to provide the required number of openings in the web plate. Such an…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Technical studies
Deflection
Superbeam
Web opening
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Discrete warping restraint

Theoretical background According to the beam-column theory, two types of torsional effects exist. Saint-Venant torsional component Some closed thin-walled cross-sections produce only uniform St. Venant torsion if subjected to torsion.…

Analysis
Results
Theory background
Lateral-torsional buckling
Stiffener
Warping