Line Load with Influence Width

Tips & Tricks

In addition to manually entering values, you can enter line loads in the ‘Member Load’ dialog box using the ‘Multilayer Composition’ function. It is a library which contains compositions of several layers for applying loads. You can freely specify the layer structure using the parameters of description, thickness, density or surface load and comment for each layer.

After selecting a library entry, the program transfers all surface loads added together from previously defined layers and calculates them with regard to a user‑defined influence width in a line load.

In addition to the current layer models of roof and wall structures, this function is also applicable for live loads described in standards. For this, it is necessary to create a library entry for each load category. Then, you can select the entries for load application and apply them to members using the influence width.

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