Model description

Plan, elevation, and section diagrams depicting load application are given in Figure 1:


Figure 1 - Load application diagrams


Model development

Define and apply loads

Use the Loads > Loads - Point command to define a new point load, as shown in Figure 2:


Figure 2 - Define point load


Use the Bridge > Loads > Point Loads command to assign the previously defined point load, as shown in Figure 3:


Figure 3 - Assign point load


Using a similar approach, define and apply line and area loads.

Results

The moment diagrams below (Figures 4-6) depict the midspan moment expected.


Figure 4 - Point load moment diagram


Figure 5 - Line load moment diagram


Figure 6 - Area load moment diagram

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