The Easy.Beam module extends Easy.Stat through the provision of geometrically non-linear structural analysis frame elements.
Easy.Beam is a holistic approach for the static analysis of hybrid truss structures including membranes. We notice that in this field the projects can be described only by a big number of elements and points.
Easy.Beam uses algorithms developed especially for these problems (Hyper Sparse Algorithms) which minimize the storage and accelerate the speed of the computer: usual PC's are sufficient for large projects.
Flexibility Elliposoids help to estimate the behaviour of these structures.
Export to current steel software (RSTAB): Easy determines all internal forces and designs the membrane. When designing the supporting understructure, RSTAB and the respective add-on modules come into play. By means of an integrated interface, the entire model inclusive of the internal forces is transferred to RSTAB. In this program, the stress design and, if necessary, the evaluation of stability can then be completed.
As the rigidities can have an enormous effect on the forces in the membranes, the optimized cross-sections of RSTAB have to be transferred to Easy for a new calculation run. This iterative process makes sure that the model is close to reality. RSTAB also serves as a tool to document the design results graphically and numerically. RSTAB is a software product of Dlubal GmbH, Germany.