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You can adjust the font type and size of the values in a result diagram in the "Result Diagram Settings" dialog box. To open the dialog box, click the [Result Diagram Settings] button (Figure 01).
In the "Result Diagram Settings" dialog box, select the category to be adjusted under "Colors and Fonts" (Figure 02).
The [Edit Fonts] button opens the "Font" dialog box where you can make the desired settings (Figure 03).
In the Result Diagrams dialog box, it is possible to create smooth regions to prepare the results for engineering. This function is available when clicking the "Edit Smooth Ranges" button. A dialog box shown in Figure 01 appears.
Define the smooth ranges in the table columns on the left; the entries for Start, End, and Length are interdependent. Each region can be activated separately. The "Use for Results" section controls for which deformations, internal forces, stresses, or strains should be performed the smoothing. The smoothing can be Constant or Linear for all smooth ranges.
Furthermore, you can display a smooth line over the entire result diagram by clicking the button of the same name (Figure 02).
The integral of the smooth region is displayed if you select the "With result interpretations" option is selected in the result diagram settings (Figure 03).
In "Global Calculation Parameters," there is the setting 'Number of divisions of members for result diagrams."By default, this value is preset to "10."If the members with very different lengths are used in a model, it may happen that the preset value of "10" is too small. This may cause that the parabolic moment distribution is not displayed correctly for the shorter members.To avoid this problem, enter a higher value, for example "50."Thus, a parabolic moment distribution is also displayed on the shorter members.The length of the sections is based on the length of the longest member in the structure divided by the defined number of member divisions. The finer division of members applies to all members of the model.
If the beam and the surface are in the same plane, they are firmly connected to each other.
Although the member end has a member hinge, it is already connected rigidly to the surface in the next FE element and shares the load transfer with the surface by means of bending. To avoid restraining moments, the surface must also have a line hinge.
AnswerA section can run through a complete structure and display the results on intersected surfaces. It is important to define which surfaces are intended for displaying the results of the section. Figure 01 shows a section defined in such a way that all intersected surfaces (default setting) are displayed. In this case, both walls will also be intersected and the results will be attached to the result diagram (see also Figure 02).If you want to only display the section on certain surfaces, define the required surfaces in the "Edit Section" dialog box (see Figure 03). The section is then displayed in the result diagram as requested (see Figure 04).
AnswerThere are several possibilities to evaluate the results of line hinges:
- Graphical evaluation of the results: Under "Releases" in the Results navigator, you can display various forces and deformations of the line releases in the graphic.
- Display of the results in tables: For the tabular evaluation of the results, Table "4.45 Line Hinges - Deformations" and Table "4.46 Line Hinges - Forces" are available.
- Evaluation by means of result diagrams: You can use the shortcut menu to view the result diagram of the line hinges.
The result diagram of a line release (Figure 1) or a line hinge (Figure 2) can be displayed by right-clicking the relevant line release or line hinge. From the shortcut menu, select the "Result Diagrams" entry.
The video shows how the results of a line release/a line hinge can be displayed in the work window and in the "Result Diagrams" dialog box.
AnswerAdditional information is available in the work window for each line support. They are interpreted as follows:𝛴 : sum as resultant forceΦ: average valuex: distance of line's midpoint from the line starte: eccentricity of the resultant with respect to the line's midpointM: moment due to the eccentricity of the resultant
AnswerIn the settings for the result diagrams, you can also change fonts and colors.
First, open the result diagram of a member, line support, section or line. Then select the desired internal forces and deformations.
Finally, right-click the navigator and select Save Check Boxes State.
Use Refresh Check Boxes State (this button is now available) to cancel your settings.
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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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