M. To assign a tapered I section
To define and assign a web-tapered I section, use the following procedure.
Note: f1 (Depth of section at start node) should always be greater than f3 (Depth of section at end node). You must provide the member incidences accordingly.
If the tapered section requires a composite slab, then use a tapered I Section user-provided table section instead.
Specification ribbon tab, select the
Tapered tool in the
Beam Profiles group.
The Tapered I dialog opens.
- Select an associated Material. This feature allows you to use material definitions for steel, stainless steel, concrete, aluminum, or any previously specified, custom material definitions.
- Specify the profile dimensions for the shape.
To… Do the following… add the section to the model for later assignment click Add. add the section to the model and assign to the current member selection click Asign.
- Repeat steps 2 through 4 as needed to add more tapered I sections to the model.
- Click Close.
The section and, if selected, associated material, is added to the Properties - Whole Structure dialog.