Specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a nonlinear general beam section.

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Coefficient of thermal expansion for the cross section.


The BSTE command, one of several nonlinear general beam section commands, specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a beam section. The value specified is associated with the section most recently defined (via the SECTYPE command).

Related commands are BSAX, BSM1, BSM2, BSTQ, BSS1, BSS2, and BSMD.

For complete information, see Using Nonlinear General Beam Sections in the Mechanical APDL Structural Analysis Guide.

Menu Paths

Main Menu>Preprocessor>Sections>Beam>NL Generalized

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