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FAQ 002008 EN

1 December 2017

Modeling | Loading RFEM 5.xx Silos and Storage Tanks Eurocode 1

How can I apply wind load distribution to a cylinder according to EN 1991‑4, Section 7.9?


For this, you can use the load type of 'Free Variable Load'. It allows you to define a load that acts variably along the perimeter, when specifying the rotation axis. Also, it is possible to separate the perimeter in several segments.

Moreover, with this load, it is possible to generate a load that is variable by height. In the provided model file, a load with both variables is applied by way of example.


Wind load Cylinder Free Variable Load


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