# 7.10.3.8 IfcStructuralCurveAction

## 7.10.3.8.1 Semantic definition

A structural curve action defines an action which is distributed over a curve. A curve action may be connected with a curve member or curve connection, or surface member or surface connection.

*Coordinate Systems*:

See definitions at IfcStructuralActivity.

*Topology Use Definitions*:

Standard Case: If connected with a curve item, instances of IfcStructuralCurveAction shall not have an ObjectPlacement nor a Representation. It is implied that the placement and representation of the IfcStructuralActivity is the same as the ones of the member or connection.

Special Case 1: If connected with a surface item, instances of IfcStructuralCurveAction shall have an ObjectPlacement and Representation, containing an IfcEdgeCurve. See IfcStructuralActivity for further definitions.

Special Case 2: If not connected with a structural item (which may happen in an incomplete or conceptual model), a curve action should have an ObjectPlacement and Representation, containing an IfcEdgeCurve. See IfcStructuralActivity for further definitions.

Informal Propositions:

1. If the curve action is of the predefined type CONST, SINUS, or PARABOLA, SELF\IfcStructuralActivity.AppliedLoad must not be of type IfcStructuralLoadConfiguration. In case of SINUS and PARABOLA, the load item defines the maximum of the load at the centre of the load distribution.
2. If the curve action is of the predefined type LINEAR, SELF\IfcStructuralActivity.AppliedLoad shall be of type IfcStructuralLoadConfiguration and shall contain two items.
3. If the curve action is of the predefined type POLYGONAL, SELF\IfcStructuralActivity.AppliedLoad shall be of type IfcStructuralLoadConfiguration and shall contain three or more items.
4. If the curve action is of the predefined type DISCRETE, SELF\IfcStructuralActivity.AppliedLoad shall be of type IfcStructuralLoadConfiguration and shall contain two or more items.
5. In case of types LINEAR, POLYGONAL, and DISCRETE, the load items shall have one-dimensional IfcStructuralLoadConfiguration.Locations, defining the location of the load samples in local coordinates of the curve action. The load items shall be provided in ascending order according to their locations. The first and the last load item define the extent of the load distribution.
6. Point actions must be of type DISCRETE, thus contain two or more load points. (Single point loads are modeled by IfcStructuralPointAction.)
7. All items in SELF\IfcStructuralActivity.AppliedLoad\IfcStructuralLoadConfiguration.Values shall be of the same entity type.

## 7.10.3.8.5 Property sets

• Pset_Risk
• RiskName
• RiskType
• NatureOfRisk
• RiskAssessmentMethodology
• UnmitigatedRiskLikelihood
• UnmitigatedRiskConsequence
• UnmitigatedRiskSignificance
• MitigationPlanned
• MitigatedRiskLikelihood
• MitigatedRiskConsequence
• MitigatedRiskSignificance
• MitigationProposed
• AssociatedProduct
• AssociatedActivity
• AssociatedLocation
• Pset_Tolerance
• ToleranceDescription
• ToleranceBasis
• OverallTolerance
• HorizontalTolerance
• OrthogonalTolerance
• VerticalTolerance
• PlanarFlatness
• HorizontalFlatness
• ElevationalFlatness
• SideFlatness
• OverallOrthogonality
• HorizontalOrthogonality
• OrthogonalOrthogonality
• VerticalOrthogonality
• OverallStraightness
• HorizontalStraightness
• OrthogonalStraightness
• VerticalStraightness
• Pset_Uncertainty
• UncertaintyBasis
• UncertaintyDescription
• HorizontalUncertainty
• LinearUncertainty
• OrthogonalUncertainty
• VerticalUncertainty
• Qto_BodyGeometryValidation
• GrossSurfaceArea
• NetSurfaceArea
• GrossVolume
• NetVolume
• SurfaceGenusBeforeFeatures
• SurfaceGenusAfterFeatures

## 7.10.3.8.7 Formal representation

ENTITY IfcStructuralCurveAction
SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF
(IfcStructuralLinearAction))
SUBTYPE OF (IfcStructuralAction);
ProjectedOrTrue : OPTIONAL IfcProjectedOrTrueLengthEnum;
PredefinedType : IfcStructuralCurveActivityTypeEnum;
WHERE
HasObjectType : (PredefinedType <> IfcStructuralCurveActivityTypeEnum.USERDEFINED) OR EXISTS(SELF\IfcObject.ObjectType);
ProjectedIsGlobal : (NOT EXISTS(ProjectedOrTrue)) OR
((ProjectedOrTrue <> PROJECTED_LENGTH) OR
(SELF\IfcStructuralActivity.GlobalOrLocal = GLOBAL_COORDS));
SuitablePredefinedType : PredefinedType <> IfcStructuralCurveActivityTypeEnum.EQUIDISTANT;
END_ENTITY;