Loading settings

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Loading settings

The Loading page and its subpages allow you to adjust certain loading settings:

General

Item Description

Use load patterning for steel beams

When imposed/live loadcases have been set to be patterned, load patterning is automatically applied to continuous concrete beams. This option allows you to select whether similar patterning is applied to continuous steel beams.

Use patterning of eccentricity moments for steel columns

Allows you to select whether patterned eccentricity moments are considered in the design of steel columns.

Pipework Operating & Testing Content Loadcase Type

Allows you to select whether the ancillary loadcases created for lines of pipework are considered as Dead or Live (Imposed).

Equipment Operating & Testing Content Loadcase Type

Allows you to select whether the equipment loadcases created for operating and testing are considered as Dead or Live (Imposed).

Line/Area Ancillary Loading

Item Description

Ancillary Type

Ancillary Type.

Dead/Empty Load

The default Dead/Empty Load factors applied for each type.

Live (Imposed)/Content Load

The default Live (Imposed)/Content Load factors applied for each type.

Testing Content Load

The default Testing Content Load factors applied for each type.

Wind Loading

Item Description

Entity Type

The loadcase names that will be created when specific ancillary types have been specified.

Shape factor Cf

The default Cf factors come from the document ‘Wind Loads For Petrochemical And Other Industrial Facilities’ published by ASCE

Effective Areaxy , xz

The effective area of entity in xy and xz planes respectively.

Factorxy , xz Factor applied to the effective area of entity in xy and xz planes respectively.

Area Per Lengthxz

The area per length.

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