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RE: modeling composite beams in SAP2000

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I think you have to come up with composite properties manually and enter
them as a "General" frame section. I don't believe SAP will calculate
composite properties for you. You could try to construct frame members as a
series of smaller, connected plate elements, but it's an ugly process and I
wouldn't recommend it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Leopoldo Sanz [mailto:leopoldosea(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 6:10 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: modeling composite beams in SAP2000


Dear friends:
Is it possible to model composite beams in SAP2000 without doing hand 
calculations? May I simply specify effective width, slab concrete f'c, E, 
etc.? Where?
Thank you very much
Yours,
Leopoldo Sanz
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