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Unit Conversion Model (Metric)

Fink Truss: Overview

The purpose of this test case is to validate some of the unit conversion for metric units. In this example, the following units were changed:

  • Moment (kN-m to N-m)
  • Force (kN to kg)
  • Pressure (MPa to kPa)

For information purposes, g = 9.80665 is used.

The results are compared internally due to the concern of the verification only limited in the unit conversion of results and not necessarily the analysis.

Model Setup

The structure is a 30-node, 48-member frame structure supported by fixed supports. The building consists of general section beams made from steel.

Evaluation points: 10
Solve Type: Linear Analysis

Structure 1
 

Analysis Results

Result Location SkyCiv Default SkyCiv Converted Units Conversion Equivalent
Moment Z Member 30, Start Node -2036.029 kN-m -2036028.967 N-m -2036.029 kN-m
Moment Y Member 46, Start Node -54.864 kN-m -54863.752 N-m -54.864 kN-m
Shear Y Member 14, End Node -32.228 kN 3286.387 kg 32.228 kN
Shear Z Member 48, End Node -0.593 kN -60.504 kg 0.593 kN
Reaction Y Node 33 599.442 kN 61126.04 kg 599.442 kN
Reaction Y Node 27 0.000 kN 0.000 kg 0.000 kN
Axial Member 19 -1049.663 kN -107035.795 kg -1049.663 kN
Axial Member 17 296.684 kN 30253.338 kg 296.684 kN

* due to general sections being used, the results for stresses cannot be obtained.

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