Membrane Structures with Wind Loads from CFD Wind Simulation
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This webinar demonstrates how wind loads can be determined in RFEM for membrane structures by means of CFD wind simulations.
Date | Time
Webinar | Membrane Structures with Wind Loads From CFD Wind Simulation
|04:00||Modeling of a grandstand roof including loading (dead load, snow)|
|46:40||Wind load generation based on CFD|
|55:00||Combination of loadings|
|1:03:20||Stability analysis in RF-STABILITY|
|1:07:20||Designing members in RF-STEEL EC3|
|1:10:10||Consideration of additional objects influencing the wind flow|
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- Model of a staircase in the format VTP for consideration in RWIND Simulation
- Analysis & Design Software for Tensile Membrane Structures
- Software for Form-Finding and Cutting Patterns of Membrane Structures
- Software for Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation on Structures
- Product Description | RWIND Simulation - Wind Simulation (Wind Tunnel)
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This paper is focused on the specific aspects of designing membrane structures that have specific requirements, such as form-finding and cutting pattern generation. These topics are the focus of many research works, and many methods have been proposed to achieve the desired results. However, in this paper these issues will be discussed more from a practical than a theoretical point of view. The paper will be followed by examples that will complement the topic under discussion and show the special attention required during the design process.
Membrane Roof and Cable Net Structures, Deformation Animation in RFEM with RF-FORM-FINDING Add-on Module.
In RFEM, there is an option to couple surfaces with the stiffness types "Membrane" and "Membrane Orthotropic" with the material models "Isotropic Nonlinear Elastic 2D/3D" and "Isotropic Plastic 2D/3D" (RF-MAT NL add-on module required).
This functionality enables the simulation of the nonlinear strain behavior of, for example, ETFE foils.
- Is it possible to also design membrane structures in RFEM?
- Is it possible to analyze the effects of an hermetically sealed object with RFEM?
- How do I activate form-finding of a membrane surface?
- How can I influence the sag of the found shape in RF‑FORM‑FINDING?
- How is it possible to make factorized combinations of a dead load in the context of form‑finding?
- My aim is to mesh a circular hole plate in a mapped way. Is such a meshing possible in RFEM?
- Can the reduction of strength in the heat affected zone (HAZ) be taken into account in the RF-/ALUMINUM add-on module?
- SHAPE‑THIN calculates a very small shear area. Why?
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?
- It seems that the members stay not deformed after my RF-FORM-FINDING calculation. What did I wrong?
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