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A python package for the analysis of arbitrary cross-sections using the finite element method.

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sectionproperties is a python package for the analysis of arbitrary cross-sections using the finite element method. sectionproperties can be used to determine section properties to be used in structural design and visualise cross-sectional stresses resulting from combinations of applied forces and bending moments.

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You can install sectionproperties via pip from PyPI:

pip install sectionproperties


sectionproperties is fully documented including a user walkthrough, examples, background theory and an API guide. The documentation can found at


See the complete list of sectionproperties features here.


Contributions are very welcome. To learn more, see the Contributor Guide.


Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, sectionproperties is free and open source software.


Found a bug 🐛, or have a feature request ✨, raise an issue on the GitHub issue tracker Alternatively you can get support on the discussions page.


sectionproperties is an open source engineering tool that continues to benefit from the collaboration of many contributors. Although efforts have been made to ensure the that relevant engineering theories have been correctly implemented, it remains the user's responsibility to confirm and accept the output. Refer to the license for clarification of the conditions of use.


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