#### Topic: Loading - Body Force

I'm a new user of ATENA. I am struggling to figure out how to apply the Body Force load case i.e. adding dead weight to my model. I am modelling a prestressed beam + uniform load, and I have added my load cases as follows, and I am not getting the correct results:

LC1: Supports

LC2: Body Force (all entities are loaded)

LC3: Prestressing

LC4: Forces

Run-> Analysis Steps

Load Case: 1-2

Multiplier: e.g 0.2

Load Steps: e.g 5

(0.2 x 5 = 1.0 of body force)

Load Case: 1,3

Multiplier: e.g 0.2

Load Steps: e.g 5

Load Case: 1,4

Multiplier: e.g 0.2

Load Steps: e.g 5

If this is incorrect, kindly provide guidance on how to apply the body force load case, or an alternative way of including dead weight.