PC-Frame Stress-strain analysis
PC-Frame calculates stresses and strains of a construction subjected to external loads. Results are supports, displacements, moments, shear forces, bending forces of 2-dimensionale frames. This includes also structures like supported beams, portals, bows. The software uses the linear elastic method for the calculations.
PC-Frame is easy to use and therefore a popular tool for structural engineers.
You simply draw the geometry on the screen. After that you place the loads and forces.
Loads and forces
The structure can be subjected to :
- point loads
- uniform loads
- triangle shaped loads
- load cases and combinations e.g dead loads and live loads, wind and snow loads.
PC-Frame contains a database with material properties and standard european steel sections with areas, moments of resistance, moments of resistance, modulus of elasticity etc.
The database can be adjusted and you can add your own specific profiles.
Diagram and displacements
There is a graphic and a table output. Diagrams of axial forces, shear forces, moments and displacements give you clear information of the effect of the forces.
English, dutch or french
PC-Frame is available in english, dutch or french language. Projects made in different languages can be exchanged. The project files are the same in each language version of the software.
Demonstration PC-Frame (5 min):
PC-Frame version 8
The recent version of PC-Frame is versie 8.1. This version is fit for the newest Windows-systems and uses a modern XML-format for storage of data.
A new function in PC-Frame 8 is the option to set default print selection, so you don't have to set this for every new construction.
The database files and construction files made with version 7 are compatible with version 8.
Users with a valid PC-Frame license can always download the latest version. Use the registrationnumber to log in.
PC-Frame and education
PC-Frame is used in many technical schools. Students practice structural engineering and stress analysis making calculations with PC-Frame.
Are you a working at a technical school and you want to introduce PC-Frame in your school, contact us and let us inform you about the possibilities for educational institutions.