Reactions and Deformation

Question:

why should I define load combinations for forces, reactions, and deformations separately? Is Midas not able to give me reactions and deformations for the set of load combinations I have for forces?

Thanks

Answer:

Hello,

I believe this question must have risen from referring the details in construction stage analysis control in our online help manual from the part highlighted below.
Midas calculates force, deformation and reaction from the same load combination.  No need to define multiple combinations for that.  This is just to show which load cases give what type of result.  As an example, tendon primary will not have any reaction.  Reaction will only arise from secondary force, which is tendon secondary.  Thus, even if a load combination has tendon primary load case, it basically wouldn't contribute to the reaction.  That's it.
I hope that clarifies your concerns.  Kindly let us know if further assistance would be required.

Regards,
Nandeep
Technical Manager, MIDAS


Thanks for clarification
Creation date: 10/17/2018 9:15 PM (dklee@midasit.com)      Updated: 10/18/2018 6:46 AM (dklee@midasit.com)
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