Filter option for the result tables in the design modules
When designing many members in one design case, it is sometimes difficult to recognize the governing designs. To improve the overview and to display the relevant designs in a compact way, you can use the filter options under the result tables. These are included in all design modules of steel, aluminum and timber structures in RFEM and RSTAB.
The definition of the filter under a result table can be used to display the maximum designs. In the result table with member -by -member output, only the maximum design per member is displayed when the filter is active. Thus, the output can be reduced significantly and can be better surveyed.
These filter settings are available in all result tables and can therefore also be used to display the maximum designs per cross -section or the governing load cases.
Unfulfilled designs and designs with high utilization
If you select "> 1.0", the result filter can also be used to display all non -fulfilled designs. Non-designable messages are recognized as well as normal ratios greater than 1. It is also possible to enter a certain design ratio as of which the designs are displayed.
Filter option in the printout report
The filter option described above can also be used in the printout report. This is available in the selection of topics of the printout report in the corresponding section for the results of the add -on module.
Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Müller
Product Engineering & Customer Support
Mr. Müller is responsible for the development of the add-on modules for steel structures and provides technical support for our customers.
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Arbitrary distributions of concentrated loads often occur in the load definition of beam structures.
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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Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3
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