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"What is the moment of inertia of the beam cross section around the strong axis?" Where can I find this?
27.07.2017 01:15

Hi all,
I'm going through the lessons in Tekla and trying to follow as best I can.
In the lesson "Basics of structural analysis & design using Tekla Structures", video 6, I think, there's a final test asking:
"What is the moment of inertia of the beam cross section around the strong axis?" Where can I find this?
I've tried so much finding this and I've googled like you can't believe.
Can anyone please help? :)
Thanks in advance.

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John, are you asking where in Tekla data or output is this moment of inertia located?, or where you can find this information in general? I checked in Tekla where it would make sense to be located, i.e. 'Inquiry' or 'Analysis', but it is not available at either location. If you want to find where you can locate this information in general, and I apologize if you already know what this is and where to find it, a copy of the AISC steel construction design manual or similar will provide it. If not, you can try this link http://www.engineersedge.com/materials/aisc_structural_shapes/aisc_struc... Ix4th is the strong axis...Iy4th is weak axis.

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Hi,
The way to find the moment of inertia of a beam section is to first create an analysis model and then go to Inquiry of the beam analysis model. Then you can find Iyy and Izz where z stands for the strong axis.

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