Live load analysis reactions

Question:

The live load reactions are not justified as they are coming way more than that of the weight of the vehicle even after application of impact factor. Why is the sum of max reactions much higher than the load of vehicle itself?

Answer:

Hello,

By default, midas Civil shows the maximum reactions happening at each support location under the MV max case. These are the reactions which would happen due to different vehicle positions and hence, it won't be correct to add these as a check for proper live load application. If it is required to check the reactions and applied vehicle, kindly use the moving load tracer to obtain a vehicle position and the the sum of applied load and reactions could be checked.
Creation date: 10/27/2017 6:09 AM ()      Updated: 10/27/2017 3:41 PM ()
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