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gustavo.c.vasconcellos
Posts: 108
Registered: ‎04-15-2011
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Live load reduction for columns

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02-08-2012 02:07 PM

Can Robot do automatic live load reduction for columns in multi storey building? If not, what is the best way of doing it?

 

I tried to edit the live load in the column live load tab, but it is not possible.

 

Thanks

 

Gustavo 

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tony.ridley
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Registered: ‎09-07-2011

Re: Live load reduction for columns

02-08-2012 03:32 PM in reply to: gustavo.c.vasconcellos

I was looking for this functionality previously, I couldn't find it :smileyembarrassed:

 

 

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Artur.Kosakowski
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Registered: ‎12-17-2010

Re: Live load reduction for columns

02-09-2012 12:26 AM in reply to: gustavo.c.vasconcellos

I'm sorry but there is no such functionality in the current version of Robot. We will treat this as a suggestion for implementation of this functionality in the next versions.

The possible solution I can think of is to defined live loads on each of the floors as separate load cases and create combinations in such way that the live loads defined above the level of the currently designed columns have got reduced load factors.



Artur Kosakowski
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gustavo.c.vasconcellos
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Re: Live load reduction for columns

02-09-2012 04:40 AM in reply to: Artur.Kosakowski

Hi Artur,

 

please include this in our "wish" list. It will be much more easier for us.

 

Gustavo

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