Saving and Importing Diagrams for Member End Releases
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In RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8, it is possible to assign nonlinearities to member end releases. In addition to the nonlinearities ‘Fixed if’ and ‘Partial activity’, you can also select ‘Diagram’. If you select the ‘Diagram’ option, you have to specify the according settings for the activity of the member end release. For the individual definition points, it is necessary to specify the abscissa and ordinate values (deformations or rotations and the according internal forces) that define the release.
Depending on the number of defined points of a diagram for the member end release, the necessary input can be quite extensive. To reduce the time for specification, you can save the specified diagram. If you want to insert a new member end release (also with the ‘Diagram’ nonlinearity) at other member ends, you can import this saved diagram.
This functionality works across models, thus allowing you to import the defined diagrams in other RFEM and RSTAB models.
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Structure stability is not a new phenomenon when referring to steel design. The Canadian steel design standard CSA S16 and the most recent 2019 release is no exception.
SHAPE-THIN determines the effective cross-sections according to EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-5 for cold-formed sections. You can optionally check the geometric conditions for the applicability of the standard specified in EN 1993‑1‑3, Section 5.2.
The effects of local plate buckling are considered according to the method of reduced widths and the possible buckling of stiffeners (instability) is considered for stiffened sections according to EN 1993-1-3, Section 5.5.
As an option, you can perform an iterative calculation to optimize the effective cross-section.
You can display the effective cross-sections graphically.
Read more about designing cold-formed sections with SHAPE-THIN and RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections in this technical article: Design of a Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed C-Section According to EN 1993-1-3.
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