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Uplift force on beam

Question asked by Fitri Rahim on Oct 21, 2016

I`m designing a cage constructed by 3" Hollow for a buoy that was suppose to be able to keep the buoy in place. The uplift force that it was suppose to generate is about 30 tons. What is the correct way of applying the uplift force onto the beam? From the picture, only 3 hollow that was on load. My idea is applying the force by selecting the 3 beams, and normal to plane Y with 3000kgf force. Is this the correct way to do the analysis of should i take the non uniform distribution and using the total load distribution? If that was the case, should i divide the force by 1000kgf on each beam or? Please kindly advise.Thank you in advance