FAQ 001443 EN-US

12/01/2017

Robert Vogl Calculation RFEM RSTAB

How the shear deformation of a member can be taken into account?

Answer

Consideration of shear stiffnesses can be set in the "Calculation Parameters" dialog box (see Figure). If taking into account the shear deformations, increased deformations result due to shear forces.

The influence of the shear is dependent on the cross-section areas Ay and Az. These cross-section properties can be displayed in tables or cross-section entries and adjusted, if necessary.

Keywords

shear deformation shear area shear stiffness

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