Glass Structures Add-on Modules
The RF-GLASS add‑on module analyzes deformations and stresses of arbitrary shaped and curved glass surfaces. It is possible to create all glazing types in the module; it means not only single layer glass, but also laminated and insulating glass.
RF‑GLASS provides an extensive material library including all common types of glass, foil, and gas. The following standards are implemented for the design:
- DIN 18008:2010-12
- Code independent (analysis only)
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The architectural highlight is the "Enigma," a glazed atrium that drapes over the side of the boxy reinforced concrete building.
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- Which stresses are most important for glass design consideration when using RF-GLASS?
- Where can I find the details of a layer composition in the RF‑GLASS add-on module?
- I would like to design a glass pane with temperature loads. In this case, a message appears saying that the load case includes the "temperature" surface loads types that are not transferred to the created temporary model. How can I consider the temperature loads?
- Is it possible to design a spherically curved glass pane in RF‑GLASS?
- In the calculation parameters of a load case or load combination, it is possible to activate various stiffness factors. What exactly is behind this?
- Are there any programs or add-on modules specially developed for glass structures?
- When calculating a curved surface in RF‑GLASS, I get a message saying that the surface has more than 4 boundary lines and thus no layered FE mesh can be used. How can I avoid this message?
- My aim is to mesh a circular hole plate in a mapped way. Is such a meshing possible in RFEM?
- Which method of analysis is used for insulating glass?
- Why is not there one load for each country in the online service "Geo-Zone Tool: Snow, Wind, and Seismic Zone Maps"?
Associated Products | Glass Structures
Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements
Design of single-layer, laminated and insulating glass
Deflection analysis and stress design of laminate and sandwich surfaces