Load Application on Members

Tips & Tricks

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

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD