Anaxsoft SectionExpert calculates the geometric properties of arbitrary shaped and thin-walled cross-sections. It provides a flexible and rich environment to work with, and is powered by our powerful engine, Anaxsoft FEEA SDK, which means that finite elements are used to calclulate the cross-section properties.

SectionExpert produces reports with export capabilities to:

**Microsoft Word****PDF**

documents, for further customization of the produced results.

### Users of SectionExpert™

SectionExpert is a simple and affordable tool, and the perfect choice for:

- Professional engineers
- Researchers
- Educational institutions and students

### Cross-Section properties calculated by SectionExpert

The cross-section properties that Anaxsoft SectionExpert calculates are presented in the following list:

- Cross-sectional area
- Internal/external perimeter
- Center of gravity
**Shear center (with respect to user axes/centroid)****Trefftz shear center****Shear coefficients****Conventional shear area**- First moments of cross-sectional area
**Inertia moments in the user coordinates****Inertia moment about the centroidal axes**- Product of inertia in the user coordinates
- Radii of gyration about user coordinates
- Radii of gyration about centroidal axes
- Product of inertia with respect to the centroid of the section
- Polar moment of inertia with respect to the centroid of the section
- Polar radius of inertia
- Elastic modulus about centroidal axes
- Polar resisting moment
- Angle of principal inertia axes (centroidal principal bending axes) in radians/degrees
**Maximum principal moment of inertia (U-axis)****Minimum principal moment of inertia (V-axis)**- Maximum radius of inertia (U-axis)
- Minimum radius of inertia (V-axis)
- Maximum resisting moment about U principal axis
- Minimum resisting moment about U principal axis
- Maximum resisting moment about V principal axis
- Minimum resisting moment about V principal axis
- Absolute maximum distance between the centroidal Yc-axis (parallel with Y-axis) and the material points of the cross section
- Absolute maximum distance between the centroidal Xc-axis (parallel with X-axis) and the material points of the cross section
- Maximum distance from a section exterior boundary to the principal U axis on one side of section
- Maximum distance from a section exterior boundary to the principal U axis on opposite side of section
- Maximum distance from a section exterior boundary to the principal V axis on one side of section
- Maximum distance from a section exterior boundary to the principal V axis on opposite side of section
- Maximum distance of section points from a center of gravity
**Torsional moment of inertia (St. Venant)****Warping constant with respect to shear center**