Could you please clarify the boundary conditions.
Is there one force of 4000N, evenly spread, on the top of the longer profile or are there 2 loads, one on each side, point load or evenly spread? (you say "forces on both sides")
Restraints are on the bottom end of the vertical member?
There are two loads one on the left and one on the right evenly spread from 400kg/4000N.
The longer profile has to carry roof elements,the vertical profile supports it.
I am not sure what you mean with restraints, i'm dutch.
There is a handmate sketch(attachment),which i hope gives you enough information.
I just want to know how big the horizontal IPE profile has to be (i think between 120-160)
The SW simulation package is been installed a week ago,and i have tried some, but i want to compare
it compare it with someone more expierenced.
If you want i could mail you my results tomorrow (the files are at the office)
Thanks for the reply and hoping to hear from you,
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Still not 100% about the load case. Your picture shows point loads, but in text you mention evenly spread (uniform load).
Anyway, below are my results, on IPE140, using beam elements:
Displacement: 5,4 mm (If maximum allowed deflection is 1/500, then this is ok 5,4/3500 = 1/648)
Stress axial and bending: 53 MPa (Yield 235 and tensile 360 on the selected material)
Buckling load factor: 14,8
This is with 2 uniform loads of 4000 per beam + own weight
Could you post your results?