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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.