4 - Loading Your Model

a - Supported Sideways

Hint! Try loading your model from different sides as it may be stronger in one particular direction.

  • You can make a simple system for hanging the mass from your model. ( Show Me )

  • For each floor, the mass on the end of the string will be the one you calculated for the Earthquake Load Test.
    (see Earthquake Load Test Page 3 - Finding the Mass)

  • Make sure that you spread the load on each floor of your model.

  • You can use a long strip of MDF to spread the load along the edge of each floor. ( Show Me )

Warning ! If you hang the load all from one point, you could break the model at that point.


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       - Loading your model
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