End moments applied in MAESTRO are simply a combination of end nodal forces that collectively sum to the user defined moments. Unless additional local structure, for example a transverse bulkhead, is applied, we would expect to see local deformation.


Alternatively, the "Boundary Module" approach can be used for a cut model in which MAESTRO automatically connects the nodes at each end of the model to the neutral axis using rigid elements. The end moments are then applied at this single point.