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[GEN/Design]How to Automatically Design Tapered and Haunched Beam

Question

I want to know how to design a Tapered Beam and a Haunched Beam.

 

Answer

In the GEN program, support is provided for both Steel Design of a single tapered section member and Concrete Design of a haunched beam formed by combining a tapered section member and a regular section member.

For Steel members, when designing a tapered section, you need to use the section created in the Tapered Tab. The rest of the process for Steel Design follows the same steps as for regular sections.

For Concrete members, designing a single tapered section member is not supported. Instead, you should set up a Haunched Beam by combining a tapered section member and a regular section member through the Haunched Beam Assignment option (Design > General Design Parameter > Haunched Beam Assignment) to perform the Concrete Design for the haunched beam.

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