Tapered member in strip theory

Dear @Jason.Jonkman,
I was reading the strip theory part of the HydroDyn user manual.
I understand that OpenFast did not recognize if a member is tapered or not right ?

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Now , i notice that in the MEMBERS section, differentiating between tapered and non tapered is possible.
In fact, when specifying the joint and the cross section property at the joint allow us to say if the member is tapered or not right ?

Dear @Riad.Elhamoud,

Correct. The strip-theory solution of HydroDyn can model tapered elements, where tapering is defined by the use of different cross sectional properties at the two joints of a member.

Best regards,