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M. Moving Loads

This section describes how to generate basic moving loads to your STAAD.Pro model.

Moving loads generated by the moving load generator in STAAD.Pro are only applied to beams. Plates and surfaces cannot be loaded using these loads.

For bridge decks which are skewed with respect to the global axes, the load generation may not yield the most satisfactory results. In such cases, the M. Bridge Deck workflow is recommended is recommended. The Bridge Deck workflow works on the influence line/influence surface method, and is considerably superior to the moving load generator. It also has the advantage of being able to calculate the critical load positions on decks modeled using plate elements.