VersaBEAM 2.1 Analysis
& Program Features
beam analysis features:
Concentrated Loads --- vertical & moment loads
Constant & Variable distributed loads
Boundary Conditions --- pinned & fixed supports, vertical & rotational springs/specified
--- multiple hinges at interior points along the beam
Constant & Variable EI (flexural stiffness), AG
(effective shear stiffness)
Moving Loads ---
Define moving load patterns that are automatically scanned across the beam (to
produce envelope diagrams).
Pile Problems --- lateral load analysis of piles.
For example, stand alone piles, soldier pile walls. Note, input
of active-loads, passive-loads & lateral modulus of
sub-grade reaction are required. They are not automatically generated.
Analyze beam column buckling problems & Beams effected
by axial tension or compression forces
Lateral Torsional Buckling problems
--- for doubly symmetric & singly symmetric sections
& Mode Shapes --- input distributed mass (constant&variable) &
Beams on Elastic Foundations
--- constant & variable linear or nonlinear (acting one way with or
without a crushing limit) foundations.
Other Constant & Variable inputs --- Axial Loads,
Active & Passive Loads (pile problems), Elastic foundations.
Parametric input --- define variables and
use numeric expressions (instead of entering number values)
Output plots include moment, shear, deflection, slope,
D/L, E.F. reactions ,pile net-forces and all variable inputs.
Plot Moving Load & All Combination Envelopes
and Summation diagrams for problems with multiple cases. (moment, shear,
deflection, slope, E.F. reaction)
Accuratly label key points on any plot (up to 12
values & positions per plot)
Plot output directly to a PCL compatible printers
and also send selected plots to the Windows default printer.
Plots can be sent to Mspaint and/or the
Windows clipboard in color or B&W. Also Plot screens can be captured by the PrtSC key (except
Windows XP & Vista).
Printout on the monitor, directly
to a printer or to the windows default printer, all reactions, max. &
min. table and editor input.
Windows XP, 2000 & Vista users can also print directly to a printer connected by a USB port or
on the Network (PCL printer required for directly printing plots).
features for version 2.1 include ...
Mouse control for all screens.
Plots can be displayed full screen or in
a window (3 window sizes).
The new Talk-mode feature allows you to
program other computer programs to use VersaBEAM to solve beam problems.
All new features are listed
in section 2.1 of the VersaBEAM 2.1 manual.