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Basic Load Types

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.

Nodal Loads

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.

Concentrated Load on Beam

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.

Point Load on Domain

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.

Distributed line load on beam/rib

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.

Edge Load

Lets you apply distributed (constant) loads to the selected edges of the selected surface elements.

Domain Line Load

Uniform or linear distributed load between two points, along a polyline or to an arc in domains.

Surface Load

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.

Domain Area Load

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.

Surface load distributed over line elements

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.

Fluid Load

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.

Self weight

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.

Fault in Length (Fabrication Error)

This load type is used when a structural beam element is shorter or longer than required due to a fault in manufacturing.

Tension/Compression

Lets you define an initial axial internal force in truss/beam elements.

Thermal load on line elements

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.

Thermal load on surface elements

Lets you apply temperature loads to the selected surface elements. For membranes only uniform, for plates only non-uniform temperature changes can be applied.

Forced support displacements

Lets you apply forced displacements to the selected nodal support elements.


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