Transverse Shear Stiffness
1) Do you know why the transverse shear stiffness for beams (TXZ & TXY) in Mechanical has units of N/m in spite of being defined as follows in the manual (for shells the definition is different):
TXZ, TXY, ADDMAS (See SECCONTROL)
(TXZ and TXY default to A*GXZ and A*GXY, respectively, where A = cross-sectional area)
2) In order to change the transverse shear coefficient of an imported beam model, we have to use SECCONTROL in Mechanical Workbench. Do you know how to specify the scope of the command, that is to say the particular beams in the model to which this applies? Do we have to precede the command with other specifications (like post-processing or whatever). I am not that familiar with APDL commands (just started using it for FSI with fluent).
Any clarification/suggestion on the above will be much appreciated.