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Temperature Loads tab

Used to apply Strain and Temperature loads on members.


Used to specify a temperature load

Temperature Change for Axial Elongation The change in temperature that will cause axial elongation in members or uniform volume expansion in elements.
Temperature Differential from Top to Bottom

Temperature differential of the member or element (T top surface – T bottom surface).

Note: The top surface is in the positive local Y direction for members, and the positive local Z direction for elements. If the Temperature Differential from Top to Bottom is omitted, bending is not considered.
Temperature Differential from side to side (Local Z) Accounted for when the temperature difference is not the same across the sides of the member from left to right.


Used to specify a strain load.

Initial Axial Elongation or Shrinkage Enter the initial elongation or shrinkage in the member in current units. A positive value indicates elongation, a negative value indicates shrinkage.