FAQ 004676 | How can I apply an oblique concentrated load to a member without dividing the member?

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How can I apply an oblique concentrated load to a member without dividing the member?

Answer

You can use the "Create Node 'On Line" function available in the member shortcut menu to create a node that does not divide the member.

Figure 01 - Create Node On Line

With this type of node, a line is not divided into two lines and remains complete instead. The nodal parameter δ describes the relative distance to the start node of the line. By creating nodes on lines, it is possible to apply nodal loads anywhere on the line or to force an FE node.

Then, you can apply a nodal load to this node at any angle as usual.

Figure 02 - Edit Nodal Load

As you can check in the results, the force acts as expected.

Figure 03 - Results with Oblique Nodal Load

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