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Pretension Loads


  • Specify pretension loads for Truss elements or tension-only elements (hook & cable).  Or, modify or delete previously specified loads.
  • This load cannot be used for performing analysis with materials having nonlinear properties.



From main menu, select [Load] tab > [Type : Prestress] > [Prestress Loads] group > [Pretension Loads]



Pretension Loads dialog box


Load Case Name

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


Load Group Name

Select the desire Load Group that will include the entered Pretension Loads data. Select "Default", if a Group assignment is unnecessary. Click ....png to the right to add, modify or delete Load Groups.



Add : To enter new or additional pretension loads


Replace : To replace previously entered pretension loads


Delete : To delete previously entered pretension loads


Pretension Load

Enter positive (tension) or negative (compression) pretension load.

NOTE.png If Pretension Loads are unspecified in Cable Elements, midas Civil calculates the initial stresses using the weight density and the cable geometry.

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