Slab LOAD (ONE WAY OR TWO WAY) IN STAAD PRO V8I TUTORIAL
Area Load, One-way, and Floor Loads
Often a floor is subjected to uniform pressure. It could require a lot of work to calculate the equivalent member load for individual members on that floor. However, with the
LOAD you can specify the pressure (load per unit square area). The program will calculate the tributary area for these members and calculate the appropriate member loads. The Area Load and One-way load are used for one way distribution and the Floor Load is used for two-way distribution.
FOR Slab LOAD (ONE WAY OR TWO WAY) IN STAAD PRO V8I TUTORIAL
The following assumptions are made while transferring the area/floor load to member load:
- The member load is assumed to be a linearly varying load for which the start and the end values may be of a different magnitude.
- Tributary area of a member with an area load is calculated based on half the spacing to the nearest approximately parallel members on both sides. If the spacing is more than or equal to the length of the member, the area load will be ignored. One-way load does not have this limitation.
- These loading types should not be specified on members declared as,
MEMBER COMPRESSION, or