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Post  DagoCR1 on Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:47 am

Hi, reading the 2D manual and the theory for the program it seems that one can model a distributed load applied on a frame element but I cannot find a way to do it. I am modeling a slab-column joint experiment and need to add the self weight+dead loads to the model but do not want to put them as nodal values because my experiment is static. Is is possible and how can I do it? thanks

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loads in frame elements

Post  Athol Carr on Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:47 am

They can be input as fixed-end moments and shears. In the 3D program there is a distributed load option but this is not available in the 2D version (no one has ever asked hard enough for it)

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Re: loads in Frame elements

Post  DagoCR1 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:23 am

Thank you Professor Carr. Anyway, it would be nice to have the option sometime, since the code is already written for the 3D version.

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Re Loads in Frame members.

Post  Athol Carr on Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:58 am

Most of the new features in the 3D version get into the 2D version if the addition is easy. Will think about it.

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