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Safety factors

From version 3,117 , WinTess introduces a new way to apply the safety factors to the structures. NOTE: Although this method is much more versatile and is better suited to the modern normative, if preferred, the user can ignore it and continue to calculate as it was before the version 3,117. Window of safety factors is seen above. The coefficients are grouped in two columns: LOADS: It is an escalating coefficient. That …Read More

Results of load combinations

The results of load combinations are presented in a window with a set of tables where the most interesting values of each scenario are grouped. This window can be resized with the mouse if needed. In this window, we see a series of buttons whose use is obvious: Exit, to leave this window HTML, to display the table in your web browser, HTML format (format and colors) Export Excel (CSV), to export …Read More

Checking and Ratio

Checking results Once the calculation for the structure is performed, we can check if the selected components (membrane, cables, pipes, etc.) are correct. That is to say, if its resistance and behavior is acceptable. WinTess performs this operation, and displays the results by the button Ratio on the left or the menu Graphics | Ratio. Membrane type bars Membrane type bars have a certain axial force, as if it were a mesh of cables. …Read More

Safety Factors and Combinations

The WinTess software checks if a structure properly supports the loads applied using the “Ratio” concept. The ratio is a numerical value indicating how close we are or exceed load carrying capacity considering the safety factor of any part of the structure. The value “1” is the maximum limit. If we exceed this value, we understand that part of the structure is undersized. If the value is very small, for …Read More