Imposed Line Deformation
Imposed line deformations describe deformations of a supported line. For example, foundation settlements or rotations can be simulated with this function. The imposed deformation can be defined for each of the three translational degrees of freedom or the local rotational degree of freedom, but only in the direction in which the line has a support.
The imposed deformations are acting positive if they are oriented towards the positive axes of the coordinate system of the support. The imposed rotation is acting positive if it is rotating according to the right-hand-rule clockwise around the positive local axis of the line.
Input in RFEM and RSTAB
Imposed Line Deformations can be inserted and defined by using the menu "Insert" → "Loads" → "Imposed Line Deformation" or the Data Navigator.
lines imposed deformation load types