From: Mark Rodgers <MarkR(--nospam--at)dpsabq.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 14:13:34 -0600
In ETABS when you apply a mass through the mass layout screen, those loads
are only used for determining seismic loads. The mass applied to the
structure is not a load, meaning that you will not see any reactions at the
column from the applied mass. There is one other way to apply loads to the
structure other than line and point loads. You can model floor plates and
load the structure with floor dead and live loads.
Mark Rodgers. EIT
Dekker / Perich / Sabatini
architecture interiors planning engineering
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From: Edward Arrington [SMTP:Earringt(--nospam--at)ENG.CI.LA.CA.US]
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 1:10 PM
Subject: ETABS - live loads on Rigid Diaphr.
In modeling a structure, I used rigid diaphragms at various levels.
Now, I am
sure how to apply a live load onto the diaphragm. I am aware of
loads but this would not be appropriate if the load is a live load.
line loads and point loads the only way?