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Line Load on Wall

Line Load on Wall

Line Load on Wall

How do you normally apply line load on a wall?  I added a dummy frame element at the top of the wall and applied the uniform load.  However, it gives me a warning that the load has not been transfeered. does the line's property need to be modified?

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RE: Line Load on Wall

Please, read one of the FAQs, it may give you the answer.

RE: Line Load on Wall

The FAQ dealt with slabs supported on wall. But in my case, there is no slab.  The line load comes from non-structural heavy glass.

RE: Line Load on Wall

Apply the actual heavy glass weight as an area load on the wall element.  

RE: Line Load on Wall

I usually either break it into nodal loads or put a fake line element along the wall and apply the load to it.


RE: Line Load on Wall

The simple answer here is that area elements only recognize loads applied at their nodes, or on their surface- NOT EDGES or LINES.

So if you want to get a sheet of glass that's sitting on a wall to register, the reactions from the glass must end up at the nodes of the wall. Make a fake beam, unless you want to determine a nodal load.

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