Edge load definition
- @EDGE_LOAD_DEFINITION {
- @EDGE_LOAD_NAME {GEdgLName} {
- @EDGE_NAME {EdgeName}
- @APPLIED_LOAD_LIST {ApLod_{1}, ApLod_{2}, ...}
- @COMMENTS {CommentText}
- }
- }
Introduction
An edge load is a set of known, time-varying, distributed forces and moments applied to edge EdgeName. This edge must have an associated curve. The structural elements associated edge EdgeName can be of the following two types.
- Beams: in this case, the edge load is applied along the curve that defines the geometry of the corresponding beam element.
- Shells: in this case, the edge load is applied along the curve that must be one of the bounding curves of the shell element.
NOTES
- The applied loading used in conjuntion with this edge load consists of a number of applied loads, ApLod_{1}, ApLod_{2}, etc., that must be introduced by one of the following keywords: @DISTRIBUTED_FORCE_ALONG_i1, @DISTRIBUTED_FORCE_ALONG_i2, @DISTRIBUTED_FORCE_ALONG_i3, @DISTRIBUTED_MOMENT_ABOUT_i1, @DISTRIBUTED_MOMENT_ABOUT_i2, or @DISTRIBUTED_MOMENT_ABOUT_i3.
- It is possible to attach comments to the definition of the object; these comments have no effect on its definition.