FAQ 002912 EN-US


Bastian Kuhn Results RFEM

After the calculation, I get an indication of large deformation. Why can not I find this deformation in the output?


If you define line loads on a line that is decoupled from the overall system, that line becomes semi-rigid. The program checks this incorrect entry and gives a hint (Fig. 1). However, there are structures where this line is kept at a different point. In this case, the program continues to calculate after the user has confirmed the note. However, since the deformation for such a decoupled line becomes very large, it is not displayed in the graphic output.

We generally recommend not to load lines that are decoupled via a Line release or Line hinge.

The theoretical background will be explained in this Article.


Line release Line hinge

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