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[GEN/Load]Nonlinear Load Combination Function with Initial Tension Inquiry

Question

I want to analyse using tension only elements or cable elements that introduce initial tension.

What are the possible ways to reflect this in a typical structure?

Are the features of Construction Phase Analysis and Create Load Cases Using Load Combinations available in this case?

 

Answer

For non-construction phase loads, you can use the 'Create Load Cases Using Load Combinations' function.

A dedicated tensile force element with an initial tension can be applied as a way to introduce a pretension to a prestressed truss or cable, and can also be applied during the construction phase.

Since the pretension used as the initial tension is a load, the 'Create Load Cases Using Load combinations' function is available.

[Image] Create Load Cases Using Load combinations

 

 

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