

Point load never applied in realty. If a point load
represents a column load on a mesh of refine finite
elements, the moment under the column will be higher
than the real moment. To take the effect of the load
distribution through the slab thickness, the column load
must be distributed outward at 45 [°] from the column
face until reaching the center line of the slab. Now, it
is possible to overcome this problem by converting the
point load to an equivalent uniform load over an
appropriate area, Figure B28.
