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AnswerFor rod end joints where the reference system is related to the local rod axes, the joint is placed directly on the rod end or rod end. If the joint is to act directly at the node, the reference system must be related to the global axis system.
AnswerThe diagrams are stored in a configuration file. For a standard installation, this file is located in the file path C: \ ProgramData \ Dlubal \ Global \ General Data \ and has the file name NonLinWorkDiagMembRelease.cfg. Before the configuration file is copied, the RFEM / RSTAB file must be saved and RFEM / RSTAB must be closed.
There are basically two options here:
- The use of rod eccentricities, see technical contribution Consideration of rod and surface eccentricities
- In the case of, for example, differently defined rod end joints in combination with different dimensions of offsets, the use of couplings or rigid rods may help, see Figure 1
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