The geometry is entered by means of templates like it is done in all other programs of the RX-TIMBER family. By selecting the roof structure you define the base geometry which can be adjusted by user-defined settings.
Furthermore, it is possible to import the geometry directly from a structure created in RX-TIMBER Glued-laminated Beam.
The relevant timber grade can be selected from the material library. All material grades specified in DIN 1052:2008-12 or EN 1995-1-1:2004 (EC5) and the selected national annex are available for gluelam, leafy and coniferous timber. In addition it is possible to generate a strength class with user-defined material properties in order to extend the library. As steel cross-sections are also used in stiffening bracings, current steel grades are integrated in the database, too.
Therefore, the program also offers rolled and welded sections for the cross-section input.
Stiffenings of coupling elements can be considered in table 1.5 Connections as translational and rotational spring stiffnesses. The program handles these stiffnesses with a stiffness that is divided by the partial safety factor for the design of the bearing capacity and with the mean values of the stiffness for the design of the serviceability.
The loading can be entered directly as a lateral load (equivalent lateral load) resulting from a truss girder design. The wind load is applied automatically to all four sides of the structure. Additionally, you can specify user-defined loads, for example concentrated loads from columns (buckling load).
According to the generated loads RX-TIMBER Brace creates combinations for the ultimate limit state, the serviceability limit state and for fire protection automatically in the background. By means of the add-on module RF-COMBI you can analyze the generated combinations and, if necessary, adjust them by user-defined settings.