# Using a general beam section to define the section behavior

 A general beam section: is used to define beam section properties that are computed once and held constant for the entire analysis; can be used to define linear or nonlinear section behavior; for linear section behavior can be associated only with linear material behavior enables the use of meshed cross-sections (Meshed beam cross-sections); and enables the use of tapered cross-sections (Abaqus/Standard only). The following topics are discussed:
 Related Topics About beam modeling Beam section behavior In Other Guides *BEAM GENERAL SECTION *BEAM SECTION OFFSET Specifying properties for general beam sections

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