For a detailed mechanical characterization of a section
CSection computes the Mechanical Characteristics of any homogeneous or composite Section. These computations, achieved by 2D-FEM are free from all the classical beam assumptions!
For a given section (shape and material(s)) and referring to the 6 classical internal forces (axial force, shear forces, torsional moment, bending moments), CSection provides, in a systematic way :
In CSection the section is obviously free to warp in its plane and out of its plane! It is moreover possible, in CSection, to display the deformation modes of the section (Poisson's effects, distortions and out-of-plane warpings).
The set of these mechanical characteristics allows predicting the mechanical behavior of the beam that will result, and hence really help section design.
The current version of CSection runs on Matlab© platform as a Matlab© tool.