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CBAR VS CBEAM - varying cross-sectional properties?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Dear experts, 

 

please have a look at the attached image.

 

What exactly is meant by “varying properties”?

 

The expression "properties" confuses me a little. If this word was not used, I would assume it means geometrically varying cross-section.

 

I would appreciate it, if you could clear this up for me.

 

Kind regards.

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Re: CBAR VS CBEAM - varying cross-sectional properties?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

PBEAM specifies only section properties (i.e. A, I, J, etc.), not geometry. PBEAM definition of section properties at end A, end B and up to 9 intermediate stations along the length (specified by X/XB):

 

PBEAM

 

Note that PBEAML allows definition of section geometry (i.e. dimensions) at intermediate stations

 

PBEAML