Various loads can be applied on the nodes and the finite elements.
The user can apply concentrated, line and surface loads, as well as self weight, fluid loads and kinematic loads as temperature variation or forced support displacement.
Lets you apply forces / moments to the selected nodes. You must specify the values of the load components FX, FY, FZ and MX, MY, MZ, in the global coordinate system.
Lets you apply concentrated forces / moments to the selected beam or rib elements. You must specify the values of the load components FX, FY, FZ, MX, MY, MZ in the local or global coordinate system.
Lets you apply concentrated load on a domain elements. You must specify the values of the load components FX, FY, FZ, MX, MY, MZ local or global coordinate system.
Specify or modify global or local, constant or variable distributed forces on beams and ribs. More than one distributed load can be applied to an element in the same load case. Global loads can be defined along the beam or projected to the beam.
Apply distributed loads to shell, membrane or plate elements. Valid components depend on surface element type. The intensity of a distributed load on a surface element is constant.
Mesh independent loads in constant or linear configurations in rectangular, skewed, polygonal or complex polygonal shapes. Holes can be included or excluded. Valid components depend on surface element type.
Homogenous surface load can be placed over line elements (trusses, beams and ribs). Loads over trusses will be converted into loads on the truss end nodes.
Specify or modify fluid load on plates or shells in variable directions and combinations. The actual load is calculated from values computed at the corner of the elements. Fluid loads created with the same definition will be handled as one load. So if you specified a fluid load on more than one element and click on the load contour on any of these elements the load will be selected on all of them and you can easily change the load parameters.
Takes into account the self weight of the line elements (that have materials assigned) and domain. It is is calculated from the cross-section, the mass density of the material, the gravitational acceleration g, and the length or area of the element. The load is applied as a distributed load in the direction of the gravitation vector.
This load type is used when a structural beam element is shorter or longer than required due to a fault in manufacturing.
Lets you apply temperature loads to the selected line elements (truss, beam, and/or rib). For beams and ribs different top and bottom temperatures can be defined.
Lets you apply temperature loads to the selected surface elements. For membranes only uniform, for plates only non-uniform temperature changes can be applied.