Hi to everyone....
...I'm trying to apply a planar load on a cladding's local Z direction using the „Uniform planar load on contour“ command. Unfortunately the software makes no difference between global and local coordinate system, basically the direction of the applied load is always according the global Z axis....See the attached screenshot!
Is there a real software problem or am I doing something wrong?
Any comments would be highly appreciated!
The load should be applied correctly and there is no need to divide a panel into parts. Mind that for such load type you should use another type of load display as shown on the attached picture. Make sure that you run model generation or calculate the file before displaying the loads. To check if the load is correctly applied verify the sum of the reactions – you should have horizontal reactions in addition to the vertical ones. I hope this clarifies this issue.
It would be great if the load could be displayed right without having to generate the model.
Due to the nature of this load this is not possible. At the stage you define the load the direction of the local Z axes of a panel is 'not known' yet. Only during the model generation this is 'checked' and the 'correct' direction of the load is determined. I think that we can agree that performing such check each time you define this kind of load may not be the functionality you would like to see especially for larger models, however I agree that this would be nice.
This " 'not known' yet " ,what does it mean? , cause as soon as you create a panel, the local axes are available and are displayed if you want to ,without generating the model.Couldn´t the load also be " correctly" displayed according to this " premature" local system?
This is not that simple. To display the load correctly the analysis of the panel geometry and detection of surface elements to which the load should be applied is required. This is what I refer to as the model generation. If you look at the attached picture you can see that the direction of the panel is a 'simplified' term which in fact should be replaced by the detection of local directions of each of surface elements being 'within' the load contour and this should be done for number of panels rather then a single one as the load contour can be defined 'outside' the model and projected in various directions.
Hi Dear users of ARSA,
I am doing actually analysis on an existing continuous bridge truss, the challenge is consisting by replaced the existing deck by a new one wich will be post-tensioned. Doing it with ARSA would be grateful, by taking account of the possibility to models the built-up section of the different members by ourselves, and by the using of the inelegance line tool, but if we want to taking account of the lateral variation of the truck load, for the different lanes (4 in my case), we have to create 3 mobile axes in each lane load. The notion of lane load is prescribe by the AAHASTO LARD, and the CHBDC SO-06 even by the new EUROCODE.
Unfortunately the bridge Autoloader was discontinuous for the resents versions of Robot without any explanation of the technical team of ARSA, in my case I have to do the modeling in SAP 14.02 which taking account of the design and analysis parameters for multiple lanes in bridge structures.
If anyone could help me about this topic that will be grateful.
See the doc in attachment that I have sent to the Robot Staff since more than one year without receiving any answer.