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Computer Aided Design Environment for Composites (CADEC) 14.1.6392.14245

Software Support for Introduction to Composite Materials Design-- 2nd Edition, CRC (2011) by Ever J. Barbero

CADEC -- My Section Loads

Section loads are loads applied on a beam. These come directly from shear and moment diagrams that are common practice in sophomore courses on mechanics of materials. A beam can be loaded by multiple forces and three moments, one torque and two bending moments (with units of [Nm]). Each force has three components (axial, horizontal, vertical) and it is applied at a position x, y, z. Because of this generality, the forces may generate additional torque and bending moment. Further, CADEC calculates the location of the shear center, and forces can generate additional torque with respect to it. This is because of the generality of the cross section geometry and generality of material properties.

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