Defining Arbitrary Nodal Load Sequence with Only One Member Load
Tips & Tricks
In RFEM and RSTAB, you can define a free selection of nodal loads with arbitrary distances and force magnitude on a beam element by means of just one load definition. To do this, set the load type to ‘Force’ and the load distribution to ‘Uniform’. Then you can accurately determine the load magnitude and distances of the nodal loads.
This option is very useful to simulate the loading of rafter beams on a purlin. Due to the member load, no division of the purlin is necessary at the load application points.
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