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In RF- / DYNAM Pro, I can select a conversion type for the mass. What do the different options mean and what are the differences?

Answer

This setting defines how the defined loads in RFEM / RSTAB are handled in the dynamic module, since they only have to be transformed in bulk.

Z-load components: When this option is selected, only those masses that act in the Z-direction are considered. This includes the positive as well as the negative direction. This option is preset because it is required in most cases. Loads such as earth pressure defined in a horizontal direction are not taken into account.

Z-load components (in the direction of the gravitational force): In this case, the loads are considered only in the positive Z-axis. If you want to use this option, you should check in which direction the Z-axis was defined. With this option, it does not matter in which direction you apply the self-weight in a load case.

Full load as mass: With this option, all loads are converted into masses, both horizontal and vertical.

Keywords

Dynamics Mass Transformation type Loads Z-member Z-axis Gravity

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