Loads in GSA
In GSA, you can apply loads to the model in a number of different ways.
Node loading - a type of loading allowing loads, displacements or settlements to be specified to any node in the structure.
Member and element loading - a type of loading allowing loads to be applied to elements in the model by either specifying a load for the entire member or the individual elements.
Grid loading - a type of loading applied to a grid surface and distributed from to the surrounding beam elements. This is useful for models where floor slabs are not modelled explicitly.
Gravity loading - allows you to apply an acceleration to the mass on a portion of or the entire structure.