To apply a strain load to a member
To assign a load due to a uniform strain (due to temperature or other source) to a member, use the following procedure.
- Select the members that will all have the same strain load applied.
On the Member ribbon tab, select the Strain
tool in the Loads group.
The Add Strain Load dialog opens.
- Select the Load group or case to which the load will be added from the drop-down list.
Select the method of specifying the strain load:
- Type the Extended By value for the selected strain method.
- Click OK. The dialog closes and the load is applied to the selected members.