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.


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