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Enginerd

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Panel Stability Boundary Condition
« on: May 02, 2016, 05:05:26 PM »
I recently was asked to investage sizing a panel using a 50% fixity boundary condition assumption. Does Hypersizer have the capability to size a panel for stability and consider a boundary condition other than free, simple, or fix supports on the edge?  i.e. 50% fixity = half way between simple and fixed in version 7.0.53.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2016, 05:07:50 PM by ageppelt »

James

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Re: Panel Stability Boundary Condition
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 08:37:40 PM »
Yes, this is a backdoor data option.
See: http://hypersizer.com/help_7.2/#BackdoorData/bd-11-buckling_coefficients.php%3FTocPath%3DSoftware%2520Forms%7CBackdoor%2520Data%2520Form%7C_____12
The backdoor flag is called - Panel Buckling Coefficient - Percent Fixity Energy Solution (Default = -1.0)



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Re: Panel Stability Boundary Condition
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 09:58:20 AM »
Is there a similar capability in 7.0.35?

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Re: Panel Stability Boundary Condition
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 12:27:22 PM »
This feature was added for v7.0.56

If this flag is activated, HyperSizer calculates buckling EV assuming all edges simple the again assuming all edges fixed, then the final buckling EV is percentage between simple and fixed (e.g. 50% = average simple/fixed).

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