Temperature loads in a steel composite bridge deck with variable depth girders

Question:

I have a steel composite deck with variable depth girders how do I apply temperature loads? 




Answer:

Hello,

The beam section temperature could be used to assign the temperature loads.  I believe in this case you must be talking about non-linear temperature load.  
Reference could be provided from top as well as bottom.  Hence, the flare is automatically considered.  The width could also be automatically considered from section definition.

Hope this helps.  Kindly let us know if further assistance would be required.

Regards,
Nandeep
Technical Manager, MIDAS
Creation date: 10/17/2018 10:13 PM (dklee@midasit.com)      Updated: 10/18/2018 7:43 AM (dklee@midasit.com)
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