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Design Criteria > Cracking Factors

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Create (or Modify) > Member Properties > Cracking Factors prompts you with the following dialog.  

 

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It allows you to assign cracking factors to selected beams, columns, and plates.  Cracking factors apply only to bending stiffness of members and shell elements.  

 

Note: Cracking factors are not considered by the program unless you check the option “Use cracked section properties (Icr) for members and finite elements” in Analysis > Analysis Options. Analysis results are cleared after assignment of cracking factors.

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