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FAQ 004215 EN

15 November 2019

Gerhard Rehm Modeling | Loading RFEM RSTAB

I was trying to load two members connected at an angle with the load generator. Why are the load values on the member ends not identical?

Answer

The system shown in Figure 01 is loaded with the load generator.

The result is demonstrated in Figure 02. Due to the different member lengths, the two beams do not result in the same load magnitudes. Figure 02 also shows the graphical load distribution. The rectangular connection of the members to the bisector is considered the load application length. This corresponds exactly in both cases.

Figure 03 also shows a check by means of a surface system. These, too, are consistent with the member model.

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