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Step 34: Create Plate
Step 35: Create Line load. Note that the distributed load is -1 kN/m2 in the y-direction is
shown in the Selection explorer. The input value will be later will be changed to real value
when the load is activated.

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1.7.2 Define material properties for the footing
Step 36: Click Material button in the side toolbar
Step 37: Select Plates from the Set type
Step 38: Click New button
Step 39: Name the material in Identification. Define material properties of plate: Elastic,
Isotropic, Normal stiffness (EA1), Flexural rigidity (EI), Weight (w), Poisson’s ratio (ν). Click
OK to close the Plate window.

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