Moving Load

Glossary Term

A moving load is a load that moves over a given distance of a structural supporting system.

For example, axle loads due to traffic or loads from crane movements can be regarded as moving loads.

A moving load is considered in the structural calculation by defining several load cases. In this case, each load case reflects a specific load position of the moving load in the structural system.

Generation in RFEM and RSTAB

In RFEM and RSTAB, it is possible to generate load cases from different load positions of a moving load on members with RF‑MOVE or RSMOVE. RF‑MOVE Surfaces allows you to also generate load cases from moving loads on surfaces in RFEM.

Keywords

Moving load Increment Load position Influence line Axle load Crane load

Links

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
RFEM Other
RF-MOVE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of load cases from moving loads for members and sets of members

Price of First License
450.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-MOVE Surfaces 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of load cases from moving loads for surfaces

Price of First License
540.00 USD
RSTAB Other
RSMOVE 8.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of load cases from moving loads for members and sets of members

Price of First License
450.00 USD