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    Drifted snow loads can be generated according to EN 1991‑1‑3, 5.3.4 (3) with the load generator. In addition to the load cases for non-drifted snow, it is also possible to quickly define load cases for the drifted snow.

    For this, it is necessary to create a separately generated load for each section of the roof. Furthermore, the sides on which a drift occurs must be selected in the load generator (see the video).

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    RFEM/RSTAB also allows you to generate member loads from area loads automatically.

    You can do it i.a. using planes or cells. Go to the 'Tools' menu, point to 'Generate Loads' and select 'From Area Loads on Members via Plane' or 'From Area Loads on Members via Cells'.

    Depending on which command you choose, you either have to define a surface load level via the corner nodes, or you pick the cells (on which the load should act) in the graphic. Further information on handling can also be found in our manual.

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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation

With the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation, wind flows around simple or complex structures can be simulated by means of a digital wind tunnel.

The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.

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