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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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AnswerThe Design According to Formula column lists the equations of the standard used to carry out the design.The abbreviations stand for the following designs:CS Cross-section designST Stability analysisSE Serviceability (SLS design)The numbers directly behind it are internal information.The lower table of the intermediate values shows the design formulas with the design conditions that are relevant for the selected design.
AnswerYes, in the global selection, it is possible to select the chapters that you want to get displayed in the printout report. To access this function, use the menu 'Edit' → 'Selection'.The four checkboxes in the "Display of" section at the bottom left control whether a cover sheet, a table of contents, small info pictures, and large headings should be displayed in the report margin.
AnswerThe result data can be prepared using the selection field Specific. It is possible to limit the printout report to the results of certain load cases or load combinations.
AnswerUnfortunately, groups of members cannot be designed in STEEL EC3. A continuous member can only be created and selected to design continuously connected members.
When entering surface loads, you can enter a correction factor to take into account the continuous beam effect. For the outer members or supports of a continuous beam, factor 0.8 is entered in the model that I have taken over from a colleague. Should the factor for an outer field not have to be 0.4?
AnswerIn the following example, the loads are distributed linearly depending on the spacing of the members, without considering the respective continuous beam effect. Correction factors are used to take these into account. To assign the load correction factors to the members, select the members on which the load is to be corrected.For the edge members, the load correction factor is 0.8 because the internal loading of the members on the edge is automatically halved (for the same span).Force values according to the table book for a continuous beam with five sections:
A = 0.395
B = 1.1320.395/0.5 = 0.8 -> When calculating factor 0.4, the load would be incorrect.The members in field 1 will be corrected to 1.1.After having clicked the [OK] button, the load is adjusted automatically.
AnswerIn the navigator of the printout report, some chapters are marked with a red pin. This chapter starts a new page.If you remove the pin you will not get any space on your sheet, and the chapters will be moved together.
AnswerThe load case descriptions, load case numbers and also units can be hidden in the 'Project Navigator - Display'.
AnswerA slight deviation of the node coordinates may result in certain circumstances in a distortion of the member orientation.You can check this in the future by getting information about the position of the member in space from table column N. There you can see which global axis the member is parallel to or in which plane spanned by the global axes the member lies.If no entry is available, the member is positioned anywhere in space.
In general, we recommend using the English program interface if you want to create a printout report in English. Thus, the most should be displayed in English. However, this does not refer to terms previously created in German. These would have to be changed manually.
AnswerPlease check if the function 'Lock Guidelines' has been activated. You can find this function in the Project Navigator - Data under Guide Objects -> Guidelines. Right-click a guideline and deactivate this function.
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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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