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The icon for an L-section beam section type looks like this:
When you select L-Section as the beam type on the Beam Section Definition dialog box, you must enter positive values for the following cross-section dimensions:
Select units for length or use the default principal units.
If you are interested in examining the exact effects of shear on a beam, enter positive values for Shear FactorFy and Shear FactorFz. These factors represent the ratio of a beam's effective "shear area" to its true cross-sectional area for shear in the principal Y and Z directions. The default value is 0.833333, which is accurate for rectangular cross sections.
* An L-section beam type has fewer than two planes of symmetry. Therefore, make sure the beam is loaded or braced to prevent twist under shear loading.
The figures below illustrate stress recovery points for L-section beam section types. The figure on the left shows the points for native mode, and the figure on the right shows the points for FEM mode.
Return to Beam Section Definition Dialog Box.