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Why do I get a discontinuous area in the distribution of internal forces? In the area of the supported line, the shear force VEd shows a jump, which does not seems to be plausible.

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The resulting surfaces displayed in RFEM refer to the smoothed internal forces. The design in RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces is based solely on the basis of the internal forces smoothed within a surface. Smoothing is not performed across the supported line. In this context, the shear force distribution shown in Image 01 may occur.

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