Surface Load

Glossary Term

A surface load is a load on a surface. This load can be comprised of a temperature, force or strain.

Surface loads act on all 2D elements of a surface or on boundary surfaces of solids. The surface load requires a surface that has already been defined.

If a surface is subdivided into partial surfaces due to the intersection, the surface load is not applied to the inactivated partial surfaces. Openings are also omitted by the surface load.


Surface Load Surface load


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

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