Structural Modelling Overview
Techniques for member creation and loading are described in this section. Also described here are those other modelling related functions contained on the “Member” pulldown. Additional modelling related topics can be found in the preceding Graphic Editor Basics section.
Ignorable Forces for Beam Design
The beam forces that are automatically designed for in the beam section design are Major Bending Moment, Major Shear Force & Torsion. The beam forces that are not automatically designed for (or even checked) are Axial Tension Force, Minor Axis ...
Column and Wall Design Contents
The "Column Section Design" form can be accessed by clicking the “Column Section Design” option under the “Design” pulldown menu in the Graphic Editor. ProtaStructure can design rectangular, circular and polyline columns under uniaxial or biaxial ...
Column and Wall Design Overview
Column and Wall are the significant vertical structural members in a building structure. Column Reinforcement Design Tab can be loaded by selecting the "Columns" under the Design tab. Design settings of columns and walls are explained in detail in ...
Building a Model Guideline
Typical steps for the creation of a building model are outlined below. The forms (dialog) for the first three steps will automatically appear when a new project is defined. The best way to learn how to build a new model is to go through our ...
Building Analysis Overview
Having modeled your structure and defined the parameters/loading to be applied, you are now ready to generate the member design forces. These are determined by performing a 3D analysis of the whole building. The pre and post analysis stages, along ...