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[GEN/Load]How to apply Construction-Phase Member Forces to a General Unified Analysis

Question

I want to reflect the member forces of the construction phase in the general analysis. How can I do this?

 

Answer

A way to incorporate the member forces from the construction phase into general analysis is by inputting the member forces from the construction stage as Initial Forces (Main Menu: Load > Initial Forces).

 

When used as an initial force, it can have a significant impact on the behaviour of nonlinear elements such as tensile prestressing because the analysis is performed with the initial force as the initial state.

The member forces at the end of the construction phase can be entered into the table as Initial force.

 

[Image] Initial force table

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