 After the crosssectional properties are defined, the software can display the shape of the crosssection and plot
the distribution of either normal or shear stress as it varies over the depth
of the section.

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 A set of movable
cross hairs is provided so users can point to a specific location within the
depth of the crosssection. Normal and shear stresses are calculated at that
point. In the transverse shear stress calculation, the value of Q is also
calculated for the location chosen by the user with the cross hairs.

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 Stress distributions
are plotted and specific stresses can be calculated for composite crosssections.

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 Mohr's circle
calculation can be seamlessly accessed from the beam stress calculations so
that the principal stresses at a point can be computed.
 Axial forces
at the crosssection can also be considered so that combined loadings can
be analyzed.
 The user can
define allowable stresses so that the allowable axial force, shear force,
and bending moment can be computed.


 MDSolids can determine the lightest weight steel beam (or the minimum size rectangular or circular beam) necessary to withstand a specified bending moment and shear force.

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 For a specifed cross section, MDSolids can determine the maximum load that can be applied to the beam for six common span and load configurations.

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