Load Transfer vs. Load Wizards

Helpful Questions & Answers

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The load distribution on my members looks different when using the Load Transfer surface vs. the Load Wizards. What is the reason?

Answer

The Load Transfer surface and Member Loads from Area Load (Load Wizards) use different approaches to distribute loads to the members. Therefore, they cannot be compared directly.

The Load Transfer surface divides the surface into stripes in a specific direction, then investigates the loads on each stripe separately. The stripe width can be adjusted by activating the Advanced distribution settings option. If necessary, a larger stripe width may be used to “smooth out” the high jumps that are shown graphically (Image 02).

On the other hand, the Load Wizards use isotropic distribution, creates Voronoi cells, and investigates the load at each cell.

Keywords

Load transfer Load wizards Member loads from area load Load distribution Stripe width

Write Comment...

Write Comment...

  • Views 241x
  • Updated 31 January 2023

Contact Us

Contact Dlubal

Unable to find the answer to your question? Contact us via phone, email, chat or forum or send us your question directly through our online form.

Submit Individual Question

+49 9673 9203 0

[email protected]

New Features of ''Concrete Design'' for RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9

New Features of "Concrete Design" Add-On for RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9

Webinar 9 February 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Online Training | English

Eurocode 3 | Steel Structures According to DIN EN 1993-1-1

Online Training 2 March 2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CET

Online Training | English

Eurocode 5 | Timber Structures According to DIN EN 1995-1-1

Online Training 16 March 2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CET

Event Invitation

International Mass Timber Conference

Conference 27 March 2023 - 29 March 2023

Online Training | English

RFEM 6 | Dynamic Analysis and Seismic Design According to EC 8

Online Training 30 March 2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CEST

Masonry Design Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in RFEM 6

Masonry Design Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in RFEM 6

Webinar 2 February 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Stability and Warping Torsion Analyses

Stability and Warping Torsion Analyses in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9

Webinar 26 January 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Online Training | English

Eurocode 2 | Concrete Structures According to DIN EN 1992-1-1

Online Training 26 January 2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CET

Reinforced Concrete Tank Design \n in RFEM 6

Reinforced Concrete Tank Design in RFEM 6 (USA)

Webinar 19 January 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Modeling and Design of CLT Panels in RFEM 6

Modeling and Design of CLT Panels in RFEM 6

Webinar 19 January 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Online Training | English

RFEM 6 | Basics

Online Training 19 January 2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CET

New Features in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9

New Features in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9

Webinar 21 December 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Revit, IFC, and DXF Integration in RFEM 6 (USA)

Revit, IFC, and DXF Integration in RFEM 6 (USA)

Webinar 15 December 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Stress Analysis of Surfaces and Members in RFEM 6

Stress Analysis of Surfaces and Members in RFEM 6

Webinar 15 December 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Online Training | English

RFEM 6 | Students | Introduction to Reinforced Concrete Design

Online Training 12 December 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CET

Online Training | English

Eurocode 5 | Timber Structures According to DIN EN 1995-1-1

Online Training 8 December 2022 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CET

Geotechnical Analysis with Construction Stages in RFEM 6

Geotechnical Analysis with Construction Stages in RFEM 6

Webinar 1 December 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET