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AnswerThis verification is conducted in accordance with the ECCS.This requires that the weld must not be decisive for the load-bearing capacity of the connection. The carrying capacity of the weld must therefore be > the load-bearing capacity of the flagstaff.So if this review is not respected, so either the weld thickness can be increased or the thickness of the flag plate can be reduced.In the verification details, the minimum thickness of the weld is output with which the requirement is met.
RF-JOINTS performs an idealized design of a steel connection according to the standard, which cannot be easily compared with an exact FE calculation.
Thus, the following conditions must be met:
- Consideration or exclusion of friction/compression/tension within the contact solid (tab "Solid") as well as for the bolts modeled subsequently
- Consideration of internal forces and deformations within the subsequently modeled end plates or similar, which causes redistribution of bolt forces in the FE calculation (in contrast to the idealized design in RF‑JOINTS)
This can be corrected by rigid connection objects, for example (an end plate as a rigid surface).
- Uniform load introduction into the FE model, for example, by using rigid members or rigid surfaces as described in the article "FEM Modeling Approaches of Rigid Connections"
In the RF‑/JOINTS add-on module, you can export result graphics as DXF files. The corresponding button is below the graphic in Window 4.1 (see Figure 01).
After you click the button, the Windows dialog box "Save as" appears where you can enter the name and the file path of the DXF file.
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