Facade structural analysis
While the term structural analysis generally refers to the load -bearing and possibly invisible elements of a building, the façade protrudes from the outside and primarily has an architectural and design function.
However, a facade is also exposed to various loads such as wind loads and therefore requires structural planning.
Facades can typically consist of the following material:
The number of degrees of freedom in a node is no longer a global calculation parameter in RFEM (6 degrees of freedom for each mesh node in 3D models, 7 degrees of freedom for the warping torsion analysis). Thus, each node is generally considered with a different number of degrees of freedom, which leads to a variable number of equations in the calculation.
This modification speeds up the calculation, especially for models where a significant reduction of the system could be achieved (e.g. trusses and membrane structures).
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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