NBC 2020 Response Spectrum Analysis in RFEM 6 (USA)
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Date | Time
Free Webinar | NBC 2020 Response Spectrum Analysis in RFEM 6 (USA)
|03:16||Model and loading review in RFEM 6|
|05:22||Natural frequency analysis utilizing the Modal Analysis Add-on|
|23:50||NBC 2020 earthquake analysis utilizing the Response Spectrum Analysis Add-on|
|42:20||Story result output utilizing the Building Model Add-on|
|49:17||NBC 2020 base shear requirements|
|56:35||Combined loading with Result Combinations|
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This article shows how to deal with nonlinearities in a response spectrum analysis.
Comparing Axial Forces in Tension Members: Without Considering (Left) and with Considering Nonlinearity (Right)
Comparing Total Earthquake Force: Without Considering (Left) and with Considering Nonlinearity (Right)
The structural analysis program RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular software system. The main program RFEM 6 is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program can also design combined structures as well as solid and contact elements.
In the Modal Analysis add-on, eigenvalues, natural frequencies, and natural periods for member, surface, and solid models can be calculated.
In the Response Spectrum Analysis add-on, seismic analysis is performed using multi-modal response spectrum analysis. The spectra required for this can be created in compliance with the standards or can be user-defined. The equivalent static forces are generated from this. The add-on includes an extensive library of accelerograms from seismic zones. These can be used to generate response spectra.
The RFEM Building Model add-on allows you to define and manipulate a building by means of stories. The stories can be adjusted in many ways afterwards. Information about the stories and the entire model (center of gravity) is displayed in tables and graphics.