With respect to stiffener tripping calculations, are the stiffeners defined in the stiffener layouts taken to be normal to the strake?
Yes, MAESTRO's stiffeners are treated as normal to the plate.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 2:19 PM
How does Yield Stress (as defined in the Materials dialog) affect the analysis?
Yield stress only affects the analysis when using the limit state evaluation.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 2:19 PM
What is the "Master Elements" option used for in the View Options dialog?
Master elements are the parent elements of fine mesh elements. This can be used when a user wants to view the fine mesh results in the context of the globa...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 2:19 PM
When performing a natural frequency analysis, how do you view the participation factors and what do they indicate?
A summary of the analysis can be seen in the output tab at the bottom of the screen. "ACU-%" is the accumulated modal participation factor. Moda...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 2:20 PM
How do I eliminate local distortion of boundary modules when applying end moments?
End moments applied in MAESTRO are simply a combination of end nodal forces that collectively sum to the user defined moments. Unless additional local str...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 at 2:21 PM