Definition of eccentricity for structural lines¶

In version 2020 it is possible to define the load eccentricity referenced to a structural lines.

The load eccentricity field can be used to define the position of the load relative to a point within the section of the line.

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Next types of point selections are available:

  • Geometry and Stress Points

  • Sheet

  • Envelope

  • Polygon Points

Type of point selection

Description

Geometry and Stress Points

Select the geometry and customly defined stress points as reference for the load eccentricity.

Sheet

Select the thin-walled element as reference for the load eccentricity.

Envelope

Select the stress points that are automatically generated for standard cross-section as reference for the load eccentricity.

Polygon Points

Select the polygon points that are automatically generated for standard cross-section.