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The term "shear panel" indicates that the translational spring, which is created along the beam length by means of the shear panel type including the corresponding parameters, is smoothed, see Figure 1.
This is also the case for the shear panel type "Bracing", so that the mode shape always appears to be arbitrary at this location, see Figure 2.
In order to obtain accurate results, it is recommended to manually define a lateral support by means of a nodal support according to the general method (Figure 3) or to define the effective lengths according to the equivalent member method, including intermediate restraints, if necessary. Finally, a eigenvector with visible lateral restraint in the mid-span is created (Figure 4).
AnswerIf a user-defined panel has already been created, this color scale is displayed in the Display Properties tab of the 'Printout Report' tab in 'Results' -> 'Palette'. If you set it as the default, the graphics in the report are updated automatically.
The first two reinforcements selected for display are displayed in red and blue by default. To change these and other colors, use the color scale within the panel, following the steps below:
- Double-click one of the reinforcements in the panel
- The dialog box 'Edit Isoline Value and Color Scales' will be opened: Double-click the color to be changed
- The "Color" dialog box opens: Select a new color and confirm it with OK
- The dialog box 'Save Color Scale' will be opened: Enter the name of the new color scale and confirm with OK, the new color scale is now saved
- Select the desired color scale and confirm it with OK
Figure 01 - Panel - Modifying the Color Scale
An automatic transfer to all load cases or load combinations is not possible. However, it is possible to save the user-defined settings and import them in other load cases.To do this, it is necessary to open the dialog box for editing the value and color scales and carry out the user-defined settings. These settings can then be saved with "Save ...".This value scale is now available in all load cases and combinations and can be selected.
Shear panel and rotational restraint options should be activated after having enabled the stability assessment in Details of the add-on module. Effective lengths and intermediate supports will also be available.
AnswerYes, you can define an area in the panel by clicking the button "options". Here you can define a customized area by moving the slider. In that case the areas with higher or lower stresses have no color.
AnswerCoating loads can be generated as member loads from ice loads, claddings, etc. To access the corresponding function, use the menu option "Tools → Generate Loads → From Cladding ...". For this, only the thickness and the specific weight of the coating have to be specified.
Yes, that is possible. If the add-on module PLATE-BUCKLING is not opened as a stand-alone version, but via RSTAB or RFEM, the panels (c/t parts of a member cross-section), as well as the respective load cases in PLATE-BUCKLING of the RSTAB or RFEM Models, can be loaded (see picture).
AnswerIf colors are set according to the setting "Material" in the Display navigator, the complete material description is automatically displayed in the panel, that is Material Name + Standard (see Figure 01). The full material description is also displayed in the tables (Table 1.3) of RSTAB and RFEM.If you only want the material descriptions in the panel and tables, you can deactivate the full material description in the "Program Options" dialog box (see Figure 02).
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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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