SkyCiv is able to handle a large variety of materials and their material properties can be expressed in either imperial and metric unit systems. These materials need to be assigned to sections that represent members and plates to model the structure you need. SkyCiv provides a number of pre-configured default materials including:
- Structural Steel
- Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic
- Concrete (High Strength)
The properties of the pre-configured materials can be changed. Note that doing so will change the material properties of all members and plates assigned with that material ID. Alternatively, users can import more accurate and specific materials from our material library database (see below).
Each material is specified by the following properties, and are required for certain results:
- Young’s Modulus
- Poisson’s Ratio
- Yield Strength (Optional but required for design calculations)
- Ultimate Strength (Optional but required for design calculations)
Materials can be assigned to one or multiple sections that make up your model.
Importing a Material from the Material Database
SkyCiv has thousands of materials in our Material Database. Including common materials from the US, Australia, British, Canadian, and European libraries. To import a material, start by opening the Material option on the left and clicking the teal Database button at the top of the input form. From here, a popup will show with a dropdown for you to locate the material you’re after. You can browse our library of materials, or make the most of our powerful database searching capabilities:
Once you select a material, a confirmation box will show with the material properties for you to review before you submit: