Deformation

Glossary Term

Deformation of a structure is generally a change of its shape due to the action of an external force. Deformations in RFEM and RSTAB represent a result of static or dynamic analysis.

Deformations can be determined for members, surfaces and solids and refer either to the local coordinate system of the respective element or to the global coordinate system.

Deformations can comprise of elastic and plastic components.

In the case of the RFEM and RSTAB results, the deformations are usually from a linear-elastic calculation. Deformations considering plastic material models can be determined using the RF‑MAT NL add‑on module. Deformations in cracked sections (state II) in reinforced concrete structures can be calculated either with RF‑CONCRETE Deflect or RF‑CONCRETE NL.

Keywords

Deformation Elastic Plastic Shape Displacement Rotation Deflection

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-MAT NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Consideration of nonlinear material laws

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Physical and geometrical nonlinear calculation of beam and plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE Deflect 5.xx

Add-on Module

Analytical deformation analysis of plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

Price of First License
400.00 USD