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Author Topic: Meaning of T- and C- in FEA loads tab?  (Read 23334 times)

Msegade

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Meaning of T- and C- in FEA loads tab?
« on: March 16, 2021, 11:22:04 AM »
Hi,

Whats the difference between the T- and C- values in the FEA loads tab?

Thanks!

Stephen

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Re: Meaning of T- and C- in FEA loads tab?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 02:50:28 PM »
Hi,

They stand for "tension" and "compression", respectively. Under some load processing methods, the element forces in a panel are aggregated under separate "passes" based on their sign. For example, when averaging forces for a statistical approach, the elements in compression are averaged and used as design-to loads in a separate pass from those in tension. This is to avoid averaging out tension and compression values which could result in unconservative results.

More information in how our FEA loads processing works is available in our FEA Loads Processing help topic:

https://hypersizer.com/help_7.3/#Loads/load-fea.php

Thanks,
Stephen

Msegade

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Re: Meaning of T- and C- in FEA loads tab?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2021, 05:49:54 AM »
Ok, Thank you!