Tensile Membrane Structure Design in RFEM
Free Online Seminar
- IFC building import in RFEM for geometry guidelines
- Tensile membrane design in RF-FORM-FINDING and RF-CUTTING-PATTERNS
- Design of supporting structure in RF-STEEL AISC
- Results export to AutoCAD and REVIT
|03:18||Import of .ifc file into RFEM|
|07:02||Modeling and form-finding of tensile structure with RF‑FORM‑FINDING|
|38:30||Loading and analysis of structure|
|54:25||Design of supporting structure in RF-STEEL AISC|
|57:14||Generation of cutting patterns in RF‑CUTTING‑PATTERN|
|1:06:05||Export of results to AutoCAD and Revit|
Amy Heilig, PE
CEO - USA Office
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Amy Heilig is the CEO of the USA office located in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, she provides sales and technical support and continues to aid in the development of Dlubal Software programs for the North American market.
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SHAPE-THIN determines the effective cross-sections according to EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-5 for cold-formed sections. You can optionally check the geometric conditions for the applicability of the standard specified in EN 1993‑1‑3, Section 5.2.
The effects of local plate buckling are considered according to the method of reduced widths and the possible buckling of stiffeners (instability) is considered for stiffened sections according to EN 1993-1-3, Section 5.5.
As an option, you can perform an iterative calculation to optimize the effective cross-section.
You can display the effective cross-sections graphically.
Read more about designing cold-formed sections with SHAPE-THIN and RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections in this technical article: Design of a Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed C-Section According to EN 1993-1-3.
- When calculating a connection with the FRAME JOINT Pro add -on module, a message appears saying that the value is outside the allowable range (prev. Value: 108, min. Value 100, max. Value 100). What does this message mean?
- I have a trapezoidal roof structure that is supported by beams. However, the moments on the beams are smaller than they should be. What could be the reason for this?
- Why are some load cases displayed in red in RF-STEEL EC3?
- Why are the equivalent member designs grayed out in the Stability tab when activating the plastic designs by using the partial internal force method (RF‑/STEEL Plasticity)?
- At which position are the determined support forces for the crane runway girder? At the bottom flange of the crane runway girder or in the shear center of the cross -section?
- How do I create a frame joint with taper in JOINTS Steel - Rigid?
My member is oriented at the inclination of principal axis when I import from SHAPE-THIN to a 2D RFEM model. How do I fix this?
- For cross-section design of a flat steel, I obtain abnormally high shear stresses due to the torsion in the STEEL EC3 add-on module, which can be disproved by a simple manual calculation. What is the error?
- It seems that the members stay not deformed after my RF-FORM-FINDING calculation. What did I wrong?
- When calculating a cable using the STEEL EC3 add‑on module, there is the error message "Incorrect characteristic stresses for material No. 1! Please correct this in Table 1.2."
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 steel members according to the American standard ANSI/AISC 360
Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures
Generation of cutting patterns for tensile membrane structures