STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler Help

Add Temperature Load dialog

This dialog is used to add a temperature expansion or temperature gradient load in a surface.

Opens when the Surface Temperature Load tool in the Loads group is selected on the Surface ribbon tab

Property Value
Load Select the load case or load group to which this load will be added.
Tip: The current load case or group is the default selection. This is displayed in the program status bar and can be changed on the View ribbon tab in the Active Load group.
Volume Expansion Load Type the change in Temperature which will cause volume expansion in the members or uniform volume expansion in plates and solids.
Differential Loads
Vertical (Z) temperature difference Type the temperature differential from the top to the bottom of the surface. This results in bending.