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D. Suitable Member Properties

Concrete beam and column designs can only be performed on physical members that have been created from beam elements (not plate or solid elements).

Concrete slab designs can only be performed that have been defined on slabs that have been created from finite element or plate elements.

The type of brief also requires that the beams are created from the following section property commands:

Beam Design Briefs

Rectangular or Square sections

PRISMATIC  YD  ZD

or

User Table  PRISMATIC

Tee shaped sections

PRISMATIC  YD  ZD  YB  ZB

or

User Table  TEE

Column Design Briefs

Rectangular or Square sections

Prismatic  YD

or

User Table PRISMATIC

Circular sections

Prismatic  YD

(No User Table)

Slab Design Briefs

Quadrilateral or triangular finite elements defined in

ELEMENT INCIDENCES (SHELL)

or

DEFINE MESH

with suitable element thicknesses defined

ELEMENT PROPERTY
(element list)   THICKNESS (value)