The macro now allows Mabey to investigate the buckling loads of a virtually infinite number of design configurations consisting of changes to, amongst others:
02. cross-sectional geometry
03. soldier lengths
04.number of reinforcing plates
06.end support conditions
Due to the parametric nature of the macro, all of these design variables can be used in the design optimisation routines available within ANSYS, allowing an automated investigation into the best design configurations.