Superpositioning for Combination Rules#

The definition of the superpositons for the defined combination rules is done in the SSD task task_superpositioning_small Superpositioning for Combination Rules

If default action combinations for the selected design code are used, than the superposition values are also preset. However, the possible superposition values additionally depend on the defined system.

A new superposition command can be defined via button New Superposition Command. Depending on the existing system, the superposition values can be selected as follows:

  • Element type (e.g. nodes, beams)

  • Result type (e.g. support reactions, forces and moments)

  • Result (e.g. nodal supports, shear forces, bending moments)

Tab Control#

Important settings for the superpositions are made in the tab Control. This includes the following information:

  • First load case number (only in the case of manual load case number assignment)

  • Maximum and minimum value or the quadratic combination of factors (SRSS)

  • Group selection for results in nodes of QUAD elements

  • Cross section point for the superposition of normal and shear stresses in beam or design elements

Tab Output#

In the tab Output it is possible to define specific output tables. Only the tables of the combinations and the table of the resulting load cases are set as default. For more results it is recommended to use either the most relevant values or a manual definition of the other possibilities.


The full printout of all forces and displacments is not recommended because it leads to an extensive output file with very many pages. Please define the full printout only for a group or a specific node or element.

Context Menu#

Using the right mouse button and clicking on the superposition overview on the left side a context menu appears:


Detailed and Further Information#

Detailed explanations are available in the manual MAXIMA in chapter 4: Interactive Version in SSD -> 4.3 Superpositioning for Combination Rules

You can find further explanations and examples for the explicit defined combinations in our Online Help -> Tutorials