- Check Stress Diagram for beam elements (General Beam, Tapered Beam, etc.).
From main menu, select [Results] tab > [Results] group > [Stresses] > [Beam Stress Diagrams]
Beam Stress Diagrams dialog box
Select a desired load case, load combination or envelope case.
Click to the right to enter new or modify existing load combinations. (Refer to "Load Cases / Combinations")
Specify the step for which the analysis results are to be produced. The Step is defined in geometric nonlinear analysis as Load Step, and additional steps are defined in the construction stages of highrise buildings or heat of hydration analyses.
The Construction Stage applicable for the output of the construction stage analysis is defined in Select Construction Stage for Display or Stage Toolbar.
Select the desired stress component among the following :
Part : Select a specific part for which member forces will be produced. This function is activated when parts are defined in the Composite Section for Construction Stage
Sax : Axial stress in the element's local x-direction
Ssy : Shear stress in the element's local y-direction
Ssz : Shear stress in the element's local z-direction
Sby : Bending stress in the element local y-direction due to the bending moment about the element's local z-axis
Sbz : Bending stress in the element local z-direction due to the bending moment about the element's local y-axis
Combined : Combined stress (maximum or minimum value among Sax ± Sby ± Sbz)
7th DOF :
Sax(Warping) : Warping Normal Stress
Ssy(Mt) : Shear Stress due to Twisting Moment (τxy)
Ssy(Mw) : Shear Stress due to Warping Moment (τxy)
Ssz(Mt) : Shear Stress due to Twisting Moment (τxz)
Ssz(Mw) : Shear Stress due to Warping Moment (τxz)
Combined(Ssy) : Shear Stress due to “Transverse + Twisting Moment + Warping Moment”(τxy)
Combined(Ssz) : Shear Stress due to “Transverse + Twisting Moment + Warping Moment” (τxz)
Combined stress is calculated as (Sax ± Sby ± Sbz), and if 7 degrees of freedom are considered in the cross-section configuration, the combined stress is calculated as the maximum/minimum value among (Sax ± Sby ± Sbz ± Sax (Warping)).
Maximum : Combined stress representing the absolute largest among combined stresses at 1, 2, 3 and 4
1(-y, +z) : combined stress at 1
2(+y, +z) : combined stress at 2
3(+y, -z) : combined stress at 3
4(-y, -z) : combined stress at 4
Scale Factor : Drawing scale for stresses
No : Display only the outline representing the magnitudes of the stresses.
Line : Display the diagram filled in with color lines.
Solid : Display the diagram filled in with color surfaces.
Type of Display
Define the type of display as follows :
Contour : Display the stresses of beam elements in contour.
Deform : Display the deformed shape of the model.
Values : Display the stresses of beam elements in numerical values.
Legend : Display various references related to analysis results to the right or left of the working window.
Animate : Dynamically simulate the stresses of the beam elements.
Undeformed : Overlap the undeformed and deformed shapes of the model.
Mirrored : "Mirrored" allows the user to expand the analysis results obtained from a half or quarter model into the results for the full model by reflecting planes.
Output Section Location
Assign the section location at which internal stresses of the beam elements are produced in numerical values.
I : Display the stress at the start node (N1) of a beam element.
Center : Display the stress at the center of a beam element.
J : Display the stress at the end node (N2) of a beam element.
Abs Max : The absolute maximum value of the bending moment generated at the positions where the element is divided into four sections is represented numerically at the center of the element.
Min/Max : The maximum and minimum values of the bending moment generated at the positions where the element is divided into four sections are represented numerically at the respective positions of the element.
All : The bending moments generated at the starting point, ending point, and center of the element are represented numerically simultaneously.
(Batch Output Generation)
Given the types of analysis results for Graphic outputs, generate consecutively graphic outputs for selected load cases and combinations. A total number of files equal to the products of the numbers of checked items in the three columns of the dialog box below are created.
: Batch Output Generation : Assign a Base File Name under which the types of results (selection data in the Batch Output Generation dialog box for graphic outputs) are stored.
: Batch Output Generation : Specify the Base Files to perform Batch Output Generation, construction stages, load cases (combinations), steps, etc. in the following dialog box.
Saved Menu-Bar Info's : Listed here are the Base Files. Select the Base File Names for Batch Output.
Delete the selected : Delete all the Base Files selected with the mouse.
When the construction stage analysis is carried out, all the construction stages are listed. We simply select the stages of interests to be included in the batch output. If no construction stage analysis is performed, the column in the dialog box becomes inactive and lists load (combination) conditions.
The results output of all the construction stages are produced. The construction stages are listed below.
Post CS Loads
The results output for only the Final Stage are produced. The construction stages are listed below. If no construction stage analysis is performed, the load (combination) conditions are listed.
Apply only the (saved) step or load (combination) condition selected at the time of creating each Base File.
When the construction stage analysis is carried out, the auto-generated construction stage load conditions and the additionally entered construction stage load combinations are listed. Check on only the load (combination) conditions that will be used to produce batch outputs. This column becomes inactive if "Post CS Loads" is selected or no construction stage analysis is carried out.
Specify the steps for which the outputs will be produced when the construction stage analysis or large displacement geometric nonlinear analysis is performed.
Saved Step : Use only the steps used for creating the Base Files
All Steps : Use all the steps
Output File Type
Select a Graphic File type, either BMP or EMF.
Auto Description : Auto Description: At the top left of the Graphic Outputs produced in batch, auto-generate and include the notes such as the types and components of the analysis results, construction stages and steps, load (combination) conditions, etc. The font size, color, type, etc. can be changed upon clicking the button.
Specify the path for saving the graphic files to be produced in batch.
File Prefix : Specify the prefix of the Graphic Files to be created. The filenames will be consisted of "Prefix"_"Base File Name"_"Load Comb.".bmp(emf) or "Prefix"_"Base File Name"_"Stage"_"Stage LCase"_"Step".bmp(emf).
Make Output : Produce the specified batch Graphic Files reflecting the contents of the dialog box.
Export / Import
Produce the contents of data input in the Base Files and Batch Output Generation dialog box in a binary type file (fn.bog). Click the Import button and select a fn.bog to use the same output format.
Import /Export is only meaningful for different projects. In a given structural model, the Base Files are automatically stored and listed.