INFLUENCE LINE  V/S  MOVING LOAD TRACER

Question:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am so confused with the moving load tracer and influence line. How do you pick the key element? Is there any manual to explain this part?

Thanks in advance.


Answer: Hello User,

Thanks for writing to us.
Midas CIvil uses influence line concept for moving load analysis.
1) Influence Line Option will only show influence lines for a particular position.
whereas
2) Moving load Tracer option will Trace and graphically display the vehicle loading condition (corresponding moving load case and location) that results in the maximum/minimum effect.

Also, The loading condition can be converted into a static loading by using MCT command shell. This is an extremely useful feature when we wish to find the static response of the particular loading condition that creates the maximum or minimum effect.

Key element: Is the location for which we want to see the max/min effect and corresponding vehicle loading position is shown.

Please check out the video on Moving load analysis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_tCfJF5k2g


Regards,
Creation date: 11/1/2017 12:08 AM ()      Updated: 11/1/2017 9:41 AM ()
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