How is it possible to consider edge lamellas of a glued-laminated beam?

Answer

In the main program RFEM/RSTAB, it is first necessary to rotate the member about 90° so that the lamellas of the glued-laminated beam are lying edgewise, see Figure 01.

Figure 01 - Member Rotation

In order to also consider the on-edge position of the beam for the design in the RF‑/TIMBER Pro add-on module, increase the resistance for edgewise bending under National Annex Settins in the "Other Settings 2/2" tab, see Figure 02.

Figure 02 - Edgewise Bending

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Glued-laminated timber Edgewise Edge lamella Gluelam beam

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