FAQ 004351 | Is it possible to perform automatic live load reduction in RFEM or RSTAB per the ASC...

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Is it possible to perform automatic live load reduction in RFEM or RSTAB per the ASCE, IBC, or NBCC?

Answer

Live load reduction is not considered automatically in RFEM. RFEM and RSTAB are general FEA and framework programs. The program does not understand what is a floor element vs wall element. Only a general plate element is defined. It is not possible for the program to determine the area of a floor for live load reduction. 


A user must manually consider the reduction by modifying the live load magnitude directly in the load application. 

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