how to apply a tapered load to plates in risa-3d

How to Apply a Tapered Load to Plates in RISA-3D

It’s easy to apply tapered surface loads to plates in RISA-3D by stepping up the loads from one level to the next.

Fully loaded

Clicking and dragging over plates allows you to apply the surface loads to a group of plates at the same time.

Lower plates selected

Apply the first magnitude of Surface loads to the selected plates, making sure to select Apply to Selected.

Apply to selected plates

Click and drag to select the next row of plates, and apply the next magnitude of loads to this level. You can continue this method all the way up the model.

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