SectionExpert™

Anaxsoft SectionExpert calculates the geometric properties of arbitrary shaped and thin-walled cross-sections. It provides a flexible and rich environment to work with, and is powered by our powerful engine, Anaxsoft FEEA SDK, which means that finite elements are used to calclulate the cross-section properties.

SectionExpert produces reports with export capabilities to:

  • Microsoft Word
  • PDF

documents, for further customization of the produced results.

Users of SectionExpert™

SectionExpert is a simple and affordable tool, and the perfect choice for:

  • Professional engineers
  • Researchers
  • Educational institutions and students

Cross-Section properties calculated by SectionExpert

The cross-section properties that Anaxsoft SectionExpert calculates are presented in the following list:

  • Cross-sectional area
  • Internal/external perimeter
  • Center of gravity
  • Shear center (with respect to user axes/centroid)
  • Trefftz shear center
  • Shear coefficients
  • Conventional shear area
  • First moments of cross-sectional area
  • Inertia moments in the user coordinates
  • Inertia moment about the centroidal axes
  • Product of inertia in the user coordinates
  • Radii of gyration about user coordinates
  • Radii of gyration about centroidal axes
  • Product of inertia with respect to the centroid of the section
  • Polar moment of inertia with respect to the centroid of the section
  • Polar radius of inertia
  • Elastic modulus about centroidal axes
  • Polar resisting moment
  • Angle of principal inertia axes (centroidal principal bending axes) in radians/degrees
  • Maximum principal moment of inertia (U-axis)
  • Minimum principal moment of inertia (V-axis)
  • Maximum radius of inertia (U-axis)
  • Minimum radius of inertia (V-axis)
  • Maximum resisting moment about U principal axis
  • Minimum resisting moment about U principal axis
  • Maximum resisting moment about V principal axis
  • Minimum resisting moment about V principal axis
  • Absolute maximum distance between the centroidal Yc-axis (parallel with Y-axis) and the material points of the cross section
  • Absolute maximum distance between the centroidal Xc-axis (parallel with X-axis) and the material points of the cross section
  • Maximum distance from a section exterior boundary to the principal U axis on one side of section
  • Maximum distance from a section exterior boundary to the principal U axis on opposite side of section
  • Maximum distance from a section exterior boundary to the principal V axis on one side of section
  • Maximum distance from a section exterior boundary to the principal V axis on opposite side of section
  • Maximum distance of section points from a center of gravity
  • Torsional moment of inertia (St. Venant)
  • Warping constant with respect to shear center