Resultant: Calculate resultant of node forces
With this command the resultant of node forces and the moment of the forces in reference to a global point may be calculated to check the load definition. Considered are all forces that belong to a given range of load set IDs, to a given range of indices and to a given node selection.
The following dialog shows the available options:
Load set ID: The list box shows all used load set IDs, a single load set ID or the limits of a range of IDs may be given.
Node forces: This option is to be used, if the resultant of forces should be calculated, that are defined with the command “Node forces”.
Surface loads: This option is to be used, if the resultant of forces should be calculated, that are defined with the command “Surface loads” or “Surface pressure”.
Index range: The list box shows all for the selected load type used indices. A single index or the limits of a range of indices may be given.
Only forces of nodes that are contained within the node selection are considered.
If the option „Calculate for reference point“ is marked, the resultant moment of the forces in respect to the given reference point is calculated. The reference point must be given in global coordinates.