This application makes beam optimization easy, by interfacing itself with a FE software and changing beams’ cross-sections according to their utilization factor, until a certain goal is reached.
Three types cross section of optimization are possible, according to how cross-sections are updated at each iteration due to their utilization factor:
- Each beam takes the most suited cross-section
- Beams are grouped and the most utilized one is the driver to choose the fittest cross-section that will then be applied to all the others as well. Cross-section lists can be different for each group.
- Beams are grouped, but each beam is optimized on its own, using the cross-sections available to that group.