Beam Design in MIDAS Gen

Question:

HI
During the design of the beam in MIDAS Gen, does the software consider the moment at face of support or it takes whatever the maximum moment is in the beam?
As per codes, beam should be designed for moment at the face of support not at centre. Please clarify. 

Answer:
Hello,

Please refer to the below FAQ contents.
A: The panel zone effect option could be used to calculate force from the member face.

midas Gen has option to automatically consider the stiffness effects of the Panel Zone where column members and girder members (horizontal elements connected to columns) of steel structures are connected. Panel Zone Effects are reflected in the beam elements. Column members are recognized as beam elements parallel to the GCS Z-axis and beam members are recognized as beam elements on the GCS X-Y plane.
From the main menu select Boundaries > Misc. >Panel zone effect


If for example, If the panel effect is not considered, self weight and other forces are calculated with respect to centerline for the elements. Where as on considering panel zone effect, forces are calculated from face of member, even neglecting duplicated self weight at the element joints.



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Thank you.

Best regards,
Jihong Hwang
Creation date: 7/25/2018 4:42 AM (dklee@midasit.com)      Updated: 7/25/2018 2:13 PM (dklee@midasit.com)