I am seeking some help designing the beam/column for an overhead crane that will change its position from Point1-8 as shown in the figure below.
Few are my queries.
1. What is the best possible option for applying this type of moving static load?
2. Can I develop the ENVELOP of these 8 moving static load cases below and call it into LOAD COMBINATION as a single LOAD CASE? as now I have to separately create 8 load combinations for each position
Awaiting a kind response.
Here is my response-
1. You can create a static moving load in the mode using moving load feature
2. Y0u can create load combinations with the moving loads. Please note that you need to create moving loads combinations from STAAD editor manually.
Once load combinations are created, you can create LOAD ENVELOPs
Thanks for your response.
I have tried the feature but after using the feature it generates 'Load Cases' inside. Only particular load case can be called into the load combination which should be selected by USER itself. Can I call the whole set of generated load case into the combination?
Yes, you can use STAAD editor to create the required load combinations with generated moving loads.