Is it possible to output the corresponding internal forces for a maximum or minimum internal force when designing a result combination as an envelope in case of surface internal forces?

Answer

For members, corresponding internal forces are shown in addition to the maximum values and the minimum values in a result combination. In case of the surface internal forces,  only the maximum/minimum values for each grid point will be shown due to the large amount of data. The corresponding internal forces for a maximum value or minimum value are not shown.

Consequently, RFEM calculates all load cases, load combinations, and result combinations contained in the result combination for the results evaluation and lists the maximum and minimum values accordingly. If you want to have the corresponding internal forces for a result value of the result combination, search for the elements contained in the result combination and compare them with the corresponding value.

If the load case or load combination is found, the corresponding internal forces are also displayed for each grid point of the surface.

For a faster evaluation, you can also use the COM interface.

Keywords

Surface internal force Basic internal force Principal internal force Related Affiliation

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