Creating beam sections

Beam section behavior is defined in terms of the response of the beam section to stretching, bending, shear, and torsion. For more information, see Beam section behavior.

When you create beam sections, you must choose a section integration method. You can choose to provide the section property data before the analysis (a general beam section) or to have Abaqus calculate (integrate) the cross-sectional behavior from section integration points during the analysis.

In this section:

Specifying properties for beam sections integrated during analysis
Specifying properties for general beam sections