CSection+ & CBeam
A novel 3D outlook for beams
CSection+ & CBeam is a package of two numerical tools devoted to the computations of homogeneous or composite sections and beams. For beams, usually reduced to 1D bodies, CSection+ & CBeam provide a new 3D vision much more realistic, free from all the classical beam assumptions. The beam is considered as a slim 3D body whose cross-section is free to warp in its plane (Poisson's effects and distortions) and out of its plane (warping). This 3D vision is absolutely necessary for a correct treatment of thin/thick walled profiles or composite beams with anisotropic phases.
CSection+ & CBeam do not need particular theoretical or numerical knowledge and the graphical interfaces are designed to be easily used by engineers or technicians. For a given beam problem, the calculation time is not important on a common PC (few seconds).
All the structural (1D) results are provided (values and variations of cross-sectional translations, rotations and stresses), but more important are the 3D results :
For a given beam problem, two steps are needed :
The current versions of CSection and CBeam run on Matlab© platform as Matlab© tools.