Lets you define and save material property sets or load them from a material library. If you delete a material property set, the definition of the elements with the respective material will be deleted.
AxisVM uses exclusively isotropic materials with linear elastic behavior. The material library contains material properties of civil engineering materials based on Eurocode, DIN, NEN, SIA and other specifications. The following parameters are stored.
In AxisVM all the materials are considered to be linear elastic (Hooke’s Law), and uniform isotropic or orthotropic (for beam, rib, membrane, plate, and shell elements). Some elements can have nonlinear elastic material (truss), or stiffness (support, gap, link, spring elements). Nonlinear material models are taken into account only in a nonlinear analysis. In a linear analysis the initial stiffness is taken into account for the nonlinear elements.