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Name:

Create bulb-girder sections with rounded corners

Description:

Use the Section Designer to create a bulb-girder section with rounded corners.

Program:

SAP2000

Version:

14.2.0

Model ID:

na


Bulb-girder cross sections, such as that shown in Figure 1, may be created using the Section Designer.


Figure 1 - Bulb-girder cross section


To model a bulb-girder section, first open the Section Designer, then use polygons to draw the outline of the section without the corner radius, as shown in Figure 2:


Figure 2 - Outline without the corner radius


Next, switch to reshape mode by selecting Draw > Reshape Mode. Click on the section, then right-click on each corner joint to specify a radius where needed, as shown in Figure 3:


Figure 3 - Caption


Figure 4 presents the final bulb-girder cross section. All corners other than those at the extreme fibers are properly modeled with round corners.


Figure 4 - Caption

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