I would like to perform punching shear design on a column with downstand beams as a wall corner or wall end. However, the module applies an internal column. Is it possible to adjust it?

Answer

RF-PUNCH Pro tries to automatically detect the correct geometry of the node of punching shear from the model input and to specify it correctly.


Figure 01 - Wall Corner from Downstand Beams

Depending on the entered data, it may be necessary to adjust the preset geometry. For example, because a column is recognized on a wall corner instead of punching shear design. You can change this in Window 1.5, so that the correct punching geometry can be selected, if necessary.

Keywords

Wall corner Wall end Punching Punching shear Internal column

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
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RF-PUNCH Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
760.00 USD