Edge load definition

@EDGE_LOAD_DEFINITION {
@EDGE_LOAD_NAME {GEdgLName} {
@EDGE_NAME {EdgeName}
@APPLIED_LOAD_LIST {ApLod1, ApLod2, ...}
@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.

  1. Beams: in this case, the edge load is applied along the curve that defines the geometry of the corresponding beam element.
  2. 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

  1. The applied loading used in conjuntion with this edge load consists of a number of applied loads, ApLod1, ApLod2, 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.
  2. It is possible to attach comments to the definition of the object; these comments have no effect on its definition.