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StructuralPointMoment

Moment force in node/on beam

A node or a beam of the structure may be subject to a moment load. The load is defined by the direction and size of the moment and in case of the moment force on beam it can be repeated along the member.

Specification in the excel

Name of the column header
Type of data
Value example or enum definition
Required value
Description
Name
String
PF3
yes
Human readable unique name of the force
Type
String
Standard
no
This property defines what the load is caused by, E.g. Standard, Wind, Snow, Self weight, Hoar Frost, Predefined, Plane Load, Water Pond, Water Pressure, Soil Pressure, Generated Water, Generated Soil
Direction
Enum
Mx
My
Mz
yes
Specifies the base direction of the load
Force action
Enum
On beam
In node
yes
Specifies on which type of object the force acts
Reference node
String
N3
yes if Force action = In node
The name of the reference node
Reference member
String
B1
yes if Force action =On beam
The name of the reference beam
Value [kNm]
Double
-10
yes
Specifies the size of the load in kiloNewtonmeters.
Load case
String
LC5
yes
The name of the load case to which the force belongs
Coordinate system
Enum
Global
Local
yes
Defines co-ordinate system in which the load is applied
Origin
Enum
From start
From end
yes, if Force action = On beam
Specifies where the origin for the position co-ordinate measurement is
Coordinate definition
Enum
Absolute
Relative
yes, if Force action = On beam
Specifies the definition of the position. It may be absolute or relative
Position x [m]
Double
value in meters for Coordinate definition = Absolute
5,25
value in percentage for Coordinate definition = Relative
1,0
yes, if Force action = On beam
Defines the position of the load on the 1D member in local coordinate system in relative or in absolute coordinates [m]
Repeat (n)
Integer
1
yes, if Force action = On beam
Defines the number of forces acting on the beam. If the number is greater than 1, the forces are distributed uniformly over the 1D member
Delta x [m]
Double
0,3
yes, if Repeat (n) > 1
Defines the distance between forces acting on the 1D member in relative or in absolute coordinates [m]
(only applicable when ForceAction=OnBeam)
Id
String
39f238a5-01d0-45cf-a2eb-958170fd4f39
no
Unique attribute designation