Karamba3D beam utilization

Hello everyone,

This is probably a rookie question, sorry for that, but I wanted to be sure. Within the utilization analysis of karamba you have the sig-max and sig-min. Does this mean that sig-max are the tension stresses (positive) and sig-min are the compression stresses (negative)?


Hello @user536,

they are the largest and smallest axial normal stresses. Both can be tensile (+) or compressive (-). In case of pure bending they are positive (sig-max) and negative (sig-min).
– Clemens

Thanks for your response,

If im correct I can get the axial tension stress of individual members with model view > beam view. Bottleneck here is that it just takes really long to calculate. Is there another component to get axial tension stresses of individual members?