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## Applied forces |

The software allows considering (only for the F.E.M. analysis method) forces and moments like concentrated loads acting upon the bulkhead.

For a correct definition of a concentrated force, it is necessary to define the following data:

•Description: This information identifies the force with a name; its insertion is necessary for the purposes of its identification in the combinations of loads.

•Type: This information identifies the type and direction along which the force acts. To choose amongst the following types of loads:

oFz, expressed in kN/m. It is a vertical force, whose direction is thus coincident with the vertical reference axis

oFx, expressed in kN/m. It is a horizontal force whose direction is coincident with the horizontal reference axis contained in the drawing plane

oFy, expressed in kN/m. It is a horizontal force whose direction is coincident with the reference axis orthogonal to the drawing plane

oMx, expressed in kNm/m. It is a moment whose axis vector is the horizontal reference axis contained in the drawing plane

oMy, expressed in kNm/m. It is a moment whose axis vector is the reference axis orthogonal t the drawing plane

•z: Expressed in m. It is the level at which the application point of the force (or moment) is positioned.

•Value: It is the value corresponding to the intensity of the force. The sign agrees with the global reference system; it is expressed in kN/m (for the forces) or in kNm/m (for the moments).

•Color: It is the color used to view the drawing of the force.

•ID: It is an identification index of the force.

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