Equivalent Loads

Verification Example

A cantilever beam with I-beam cross-section of length L is defined. The beam has five mass points with masses m acting in X-direction. The self-weight is neglected. The frequencies, the mode shapes and the equivalent loads of this 5-DOF system are analytically calculated and compared with results from RSTAB and RFEM.


RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD