## Function

- Enter typical beam loads resulting from floor loads and modify or delete previously entered loads.
- This function may be used to easily enter floor loads for beam members in 2D frame analysis.

## Call

From the main menu, select **[Load] tab > [Type : Static Loads] > [Static Loads] group > [Beam Loads] > ****[Typical]**

## Input

Typical Beam Loads dialog box

### Load Case Name

Assign the load case name. Click the ... button to the right to enter, additional load cases and modify or delete existing load cases.

### Load Group Name

Select the desired Load Group that will include the entered Typical Beam Loads data. Select "Default", if a Group assignment is unnecessary. Click the ... button to the right to add, modify or delete Load Groups.

### Options

**Add** : To enter new or additional typical beam loads on the beam elements

**Replace** : To replace previously entered typical beam loads on the beam elements

**Delete** : To delete previously entered typical beam loads on the beam elements

### Load Types

Assign the loading type of beam loads. The loading types are as follows :

Uniformly distributed load |
Triangular load distribution (2)+ Concentrated load (1) |

Triangular load distribution (1) |
Triangular load distribution (3)+ Concentrated load (2) |

Trapezoidal load distribution |
Triangular load distribution (4)+ Concentrated load (3) |

### Force/Area, Loaded Span

**P** : Enter the floor load per unit area.

**B** : Enter the tributary width loaded by the floor.

**Sub-Beam Unit Self Weight** : The self weight of sub-beams may be specified if the beam subjected to Typical Beam Loads also supports such sub-beams.

**W** : Weight of sub-beams per unit length

### Direction

Set the loading direction for typical beam loads in the list.

**Local x** : Beam load applied in the element local x-direction

**Local y** : Beam load applied in the element local y-direction

**Local z** : Beam load applied in the element local z-direction

**Global X** : Beam load applied in GCS X-direction

**Global Y** : Beam load applied in GCS Y-direction

**Global Z** : Beam load applied in GCS Z-direction

**Back:** To cancel the input value or select a different load distribution format, click the corresponding option.

### Projection

Define if the typical beam load is to be applied along the entire beam length or if the loading is to be vertically projected on the beam.

**Yes** : When a vertically projected typical beam load is applied to the beam.

**No** : When a typical beam load is applied along the entire beam length.

**Scale Factor** : Scale factor to increase/decrease the applied load.