When interested in the information contained in a beam or shell element feed it into the “DisassembleElement”-component (see fig. 18.104.22.168). The component contains several subsections which can be unfolded by clicking on the dark menu header.
Fig. 22.214.171.124: A beam decomposed into its individual parts
The output of "BklLenY", "BKlLenZ" and "BklLenLT" may contain negative values: A negative sign indicates that the corresponding length-value was automatically calculated and not set by the user (see section 3.6.8 regarding the assumptions used for the automatic calculation of the buckling length).
In all calculations the absolute values for the buckling length will be used.