G.15.6 Temperature and Strain Load
Uniform temperature difference throughout members and elements may be specified. Temperature differences across both faces of members and through the thickness of plates may also be specified (uniform temperature only for solids).. The program calculates the axial strain (elongation and shrinkage) due to the temperature difference for members. From this it calculates the induced forces in the member and the analysis is done accordingly. The strain intervals of elongation and shrinkage can be input directly.