Is it possible to apply the area load within the critical perimeter also in RF-PUNCH Pro?


Yes, as of the program version RFEM 5.20.01, it is possible to consider the load on the surface within the critical control perimeter.

When determining the punching load in the critical perimeter e.g. at a wall corner or at a wall end, the add-on option 1.5x is available at the end of the input dialog. See Figure 01.

You can also select if the area load is to be determined or preset automatically.

In the results dialog box 2.1., the program provides you with a list of area load or additional load.


Wall corner Wall end Punching shear Area load Critical perimeter Perimeter Punching


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RFEM 5.xx

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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

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Punching shear design of foundations and slabs with nodal and line supports

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