Microstruct Validation (Beam)


Microstruct is Validated against the popular engineering programs STAAD Pro and SAP2000 (for plate only)


Beam under 0.2kip/in on half span

This is 120in long beam of W6X15 section size with simply supported boundary conditions. It is modelled into 1 element (or 2 elements or 4) using Microstruct, STAAD Pro and SAP2000. The beam is subjected to 0.2kip/in uniformly distributed load for half span. The result is listed below

Diagram (1 element)
Software
Deflection
Microstruct
0.310in
STAAD Pro
0.308in
Diagram (2 elements)
Software
Deflection
Microstruct
0.321in
STAAD Pro
0.321in
Diagram (4 elements)
Software
Deflection
Microstruct
0.321in
STAAD Pro
0.321in

Beam under 10.0kip at mid-span

This is 120in long beam of W6X15 section size with simply supported boundary conditions. It is modelled into 1 element (or 2 elements or 4) using Microstruct, STAAD Pro and SAP2000. The beam is subjected to 10.0kip concentrated load at mid-span. The result is listed below

Diagram (1 element)
Software
Deflection
Microstruct
0.412in
STAAD Pro
0.412in
Diagram (2 elements)
Software
Deflection
Microstruct
0.431in
STAAD Pro
0.431in
Diagram (4 elements)
Software
Deflection
Microstruct
0.431in
STAAD Pro
0.431in