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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