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How do stiffeners in a stiffener layout differ from a beam element?
Stiffeners are defined as beam elements, but they are not actual finite elements in a coarse mesh model.  Instead, they are treated as additional stiffn...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 11:51 AM
How is the additional stiffness treated when a quad or strake has a stiffener layout?
The axial and bending stiffness of the stiffener(s) defined on that plate element are "smeared" into the panel's property.  If an edge stif...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 11:52 AM
When two EndPoints coincide at the reference or opposite end of a module, is there a difference between using a strake triangle or an additional triangle element?
No, in the case of a strake element with coinciding reference of opposite EndPoints, the triangular element is degenerated to a simple triangle.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 11:55 AM
Can I sort the plate and beam properties and stiffener layouts in the strake definition dialog or the additional elements dialogs?
Yes, plate and beam properties and stiffener layouts can be sorted in the properties dialog by name, thickness, etc. Click modify in the properties dialog t...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 11:57 AM
Can I hide particular substructures and modules?
Using a right-mouse-click on a particular Part (via the Parts Tree), the user has the ability to make particular parts visible or invisible.  This works w...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 11:58 AM
How do I model an I-beam element?
MAESTRO can create an equivalent I-beam element by adding a second flange to an existing T-beam element.  This second flange is defined in the Beams tab...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 12:01 PM
Can I modify the property of more than one element at a time?
Yes. You can create a general group of all the elements desired and modify the entire group's element's properties at once. For example, if you ...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 12:03 PM