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Units

The unit system used in a RocTopple model is determined by the Units selection in the General tab of the Project Settings dialog. To open the tab:

  • Select Project Settings Project Settings icon on the toolbar or on the Analysis menu.

Project Settings dialog

The available options are:

  • Metric units (stress) - MPa, kPa, tonnes/m2
  • Imperial units (stress) - ksf, psf, tons/ft2

All input and output in the program corresponds d to the selected stress measurement unit, as summarized in the table below.

Stress Units

Length

Force

Stress

Unit Weight

Metric (stress as MPa)

meters

MN

MPa

MN/m3

Metric (stress as kPa)

meters

kN

kPa

kN/m3

Metric (stress as tonnes/m2)

meters

tonnes (1000 kg)

tonnes/m2

tonnes/m3

Imperial (stress as tons/ft2)

feet

tons (2000 lbs)

tons/ft2

tons/ft3

Imperial (stress as ksf)

feet

kips (1000 lbs)

ksf

kips/ft3

Imperial (stress as psf)

feet

lbs

psf

lbs/ft3

Default Units

Whenever Units is changed in the Project Settings dialog, the selection automatically becomes the default for all new files.


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