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RE: ETABS - live loads on Rigid Diaphr.

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Mark Rodgers wrote:
> 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.

Be careful if you do this.  The discretization of the floor elements
must be fine enough to produce appropriately distributed loads on
beams; remember that compatibility is only enforced at joints.

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