FAQ 003233 EN

28 June 2019

Markus Baumgärtel Modeling | Loading RFEM

How can I check in my FE model whether the loads applied by me are also introduced correctly into the model?


Use the check boxes in the 'Load Distribution' navigator item to display the forces and moments received by the FE Nodes or FE Elements from the entered loads.

The forces of the FE elements can be represented in the global XYZ axis system or in the local axis xyz surfaces. The mesh loads allow you to check the entered loads. For free concentrated loads, for example, you can check if the load acts on all surfaces specified in the list on surfaces.

For line loads and free loads, the FE mesh size of the model may be significant. For example, applying a geometrically small free rectangular load to a surface with a coarse FE mesh results in the load being spread over a significantly larger surface (see Figure 1).


Load distribution Load check


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