Moving load on curved beam

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 Area: Modeling Solutions
 Subarea: Loading
 Original Author:Abhisek Mandal, Bentley technical Support Group

 I modeled a curved beam using cylindrical coordinates and tried to run a moving load over the curved beam. STAAD.Pro is not allowing me to do this. Why?

Moving load on curved beams is not supported by the DEFINE MOVING LOAD command in STAAD.Pro. The STAAD moving load generator assumes:
1)All loads are acting in the negative global vertical (Y or Z) direction. The user is advised to set up the structure model accordingly.
2)Resultant direction of movement is determined from the X, Y and Z increments of movements as provided by the user.