Sketch Beam Sections with HyperBeam

  1. From the Mesh ribbon, Beam Sections tool group, click the Sketch tool.

    Figure 1.
    HyperBeam opens, which you can use to create and control beam section data.

    A solid section creation dialog also opens by default.

  2. Define solid section parameters and click Create, or click Abort to close the dialog.

Figure 2.

To exit HyperBeam and return to HyperWorks, click x in the top-right corner of the window.

The following sources were used in the creation of HyperBeam documentation:
  1. W.D. Pilkey, Analysis and Design of Elastic Beams, Wiley & Sons, New York, 2002.
  2. H. Göldner, ed., Lehrbuch – Höhere Festigkeitslehre, Fachbuchverlag, Leipzig, 1979.
  3. A. Gjelsvik, The Theory of Thin Walled Bars, Wiley & Sons, New York, 1981.
  4. U. Schramm, V. Rubenchik, and W.D. Pilkey, Beam Stiffness Matrix based on the Elasticity Equations, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 40 (1997) 211-232.