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FAQ 002564 EN 4 March 2019

Paul Kieloch Modeling | Loading RFEM RF-MOVE Surfaces

In RF-MOVE Surfaces, can I enter a covering, over which the load distribution width of concentrated loads is automatically taken into account?

Answer

If you apply a moving load from the library of load models, you can specify there a 'thickness of dispersal layer' and the 'angle of dispersal' (see Figure 01). Based on these entries, RF-MOVE Surfaces determines the length and width of the rectangular surfaces and generates free surface loads.

Alternatively, if you have entered concentrated loads as moving loads, you can right-click the free concentrated load and convert it into a surface load by using the corresponding option in the shortcut menu (see Figure 02). There are also the parameters for controlling the load width.

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