# Meshed beam cross-sections

 Meshed cross-sections: allow for the description of a beam cross-section including multiple materials and complex geometry; are meshed in Abaqus/Standard with two-dimensional warping elements, which have an out-of-plane warping displacement as the only degree of freedom; generate beam cross-section properties that can be used in a subsequent beam element analysis in either Abaqus/Standard or Abaqus/Explicit; allow only isotropic linear elastic material behavior (Defining isotropic elasticity) or orthotropic linear elastic material behavior for warping elements (Defining orthotropic elasticity for warping elements); and allow stress and strain postprocessing on the beam element model or the two-dimensional warping element model. The following topics are discussed:
 Related Topics In Other Guides *BEAM GENERAL SECTION *BEAM SECTION GENERATE *SECTION ORIGIN *SECTION POINTS

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