FAQ 002328 EN-US 12/01/2017

Thomas Günthel Modeling | Structure RFEM

How can I avoid singularities at point loads?

Answer

In order to be able to initiate loads cleanly in storage, there are various possibilities.

Since in reality the bearing is also not point-shaped, a rigid surface with the size of the bearing lends itself here to the load introduction. The use of Rigid rods or couplings is suitable here.


Figure 1 shows an example in which a bar in the middle of a surface should transfer the load. Here, the transition was modeled with a frame made of rigid rods. Alternatively, a rigid surface can be used. It should be noted, however, that for the transmission of moments a cross of rigid rods should be used.

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