STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler Help

Add Surface Variable Pressure Load dialog

This dialog is used to apply a load with linearly variying pressure to the selected surfaces.

Opens when the Variable Pressure tool is selected on the Surface ribbon tab in the Loads group.

Note: The selected surfaces must all have the same number of nodes.
Property Value

Select the Load Case where the variable pressure load is added.

Direction The vector along which the pressure acts:
  • Global X
  • Global Y
  • Global Z
  • local z (perindicular to the surface)
Variation along element How the variation in the pressure is defined:
  • Joint - select three nodes of the surface and assign a pressure value to each.
  • Local X / Y - Assign the initial and final pressure magnitude to the minimum and maximum nodal coordinates in the selected local axis.
Node n Select the node number
Pressure n Corresponding pressure at the node.