Very Urgent.. Beam design for moments at face of column


Hello Team,

In Midas Gen, beam code design check option provides result for 'M' (bending moment) by considering moment at CENTRE of column.

Please advise on the method to change the option to calculate based on the moment at FACE of the column.

Thanks & Regards,


Please refer to the FAQ.

A: The panel zone effect option could be used to calculate force from the member face.

midas Gen has option to automatically consider the stiffness effects of the Panel Zone where column members and girder members (horizontal elements connected to columns) of steel structures are connected. Panel Zone Effects are reflected in the beamelements. Column members are recognized as beam elements parallel to the GCS Z-axis and beam members are recognized as beam elements on the GCS X-Y plane.
From the main menu select Boundaries > Misc. >Panel zone effect

If for example, If the panel effect is not considered, self weight and other forces are calculated with respect to centerline for the elements. Where as on considering panel zone effect, forces are calculated from face of member, even neglecting duplicated self weight at the element joints.


Thank you.

Best regards,
Jihong Hwang
Creation date: 7/25/2018 4:43 AM      Updated: 7/25/2018 2:13 PM