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AD.2006.1.1 Physical Member Interface

STAAD.Pro will allow grouping analytical predefined members into physical members using a special member group PMEMBER. PMEMBER defines a group of analytical collinear members, with same cross section and material property.

To model using PMEMBER, one needs to model regular analytical members and the start grouping those together.

While creating a PMEMBER, the following are the pre-requisites,
  • Existence of the analytical members in the member-list.
  • Selected members should be interconnected.
  • The selected individual members are collinear.
  • Local axis of the individual members comprising the physical member should be identical (i.e., x, y and z are respectively parallel and in same sense).
  • A member in one Physical Member Group should not occur in any other Physical Member Group.