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For a taper beam element two cross sections are necessary to define the geometry.

(a) True

(b) False

The question was posed to me in an online quiz.

My doubt stems from Beams and Frames in section Beams and Frames of Finite Element Method

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Right option is (a) True

The best I can explain: A taper beam element requires two cross sections to define the geometry. Regular beam element cannot take into account the variation in cross section required to define the geometry.

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