StructuralLoadGroup

Load group

Load groups define "how the individual load cases may be combined together" if inserted into a load case combination. Thanks to the load groups, the user can easily specify which load cases MUST, MUST NOT, or CAN act together. Each load group may be used either for permanent loads or for variable loads. Permanent and variable loads cannot appear in the same group.

Specification in the excel

Name of the column header
Type of data
Value example or enum definition
Required value
Description
Name
String
LG1
yes
Human readable unique name of the object
Load group type
Enum
Permanent
Variable
Accidental
Seismic
Moving
Tensioning
Fire
yes
This parameters tell whether the load group is used for permanent or variable loads.
Applicable Load group types for:
Permanent load case: Permanent
Variable load case: Variable, Seismic, Moving, Tensioning, Fire
Accidental load case: Accidental
Relation
Enum
Exclusive
Standard
Together
yes
The relation tells what the relation of load cases in the particular load group is.
Exclusive: Two load cases from the same load group of this type will never appear in the same combination. Applicable for Load group types: Variable, Accidental, Seismic, Moving, Tensioning, Fire
Standard: It allows the user to sort load cases but it does not affect the process of generation of load case combinations.
Applicable for Load group types: All
Together: All load cases in the same load group of this type are always inserted into every new load case combination
Applicable for Load group types: Permanent
Load type
String
Domestic
yes, if Load group type = Variable
Define type of variable load, E.g. Domestic,
Offices,
Congregation,
Shopping,
Storage,
Vehicle < 30kN,
Vehicle > 30kN,
Roofs,
Snow,
Wind,
Temperature
Id
String
39f238a5-01d0-45cf-a2eb-958170fd4f39
no
Unique attribute designation
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