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Re: static loads
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Re: static loads
- From: Tomás Matta <tmatta(--nospam--at)puc.cl>
- Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 23:37:47 -0500
Gracias por tu respuesta.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 6:03
Subject: RE: static loads
Hello Tom: I want to welcome you to the fascinating
engineering world. I think that trapezoidal loads can be input in the program
depending on the time you have to perform your analysis. Depending of the kind
of precision you need and if time is enough, you, of course, can do it this
way but usually time is short and uniform loading seems to be good
I'm a young engineer who just recently started
to work, so I have a lot of questions, one of which is: how do most of you
experienced guys input static loads to the analysis software you use?
When you have to assign loads to a beam, do you use trapezoidal
shaped distributed loads? Do you input uniform
distributed loads? In SAP2000 the time you save inputing
uniform instead of trapezoidal loads is considerable. Is the extra
work worth it?
Thanks in advance