Load Application on Members

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In RFEM and RSTAB, the loads acting on members are always displayed in the centroid of a cross‑section. However, it is only a graphic display of the load. Actually, the load effect is always in the shear centre of a cross‑section.

Therefore, a torsional moment is additionally applied for unsymmetric sections, in case the loads have an effect on another point of the cross‑section, for example on a centroid.

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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RSTAB 8.xx

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The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions