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Component Parts Method

The cross section is composed of component parts

The cross section is composed of elementary parts as rectangles, circles and profiled sections for which the section properties and location of centroid are easy to determine. Input with dialog as underneath:

Component Parts List Dialog Box

Input for rectangles and circles: width bx, height hy and the coordinates of centroid xG and yG. The cross-sectional area A, moments of inertia Ix and Iy are calculated automatically. For a standard profile the properties are to derive from profile tables and has to be edit as input in the corresponding input boxes.

Calculation of Section Properties

Ouput on screen as follows:

Section Properties Output Component Parts Method

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