Checking Horizontal Deformations

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To check a structural system for its lateral displacements, the RF-/LIMITS add-on module is suitable. With this add-on module, it is possible, for example, to analyze the serviceability with regard to horizontal nodal deformations and to compare it with a limit value.

For the two‑storey building, the lateral displacement of the roof and the ceiling need to be analyzed. To do this, two limits with the conditions H/300 and Hi/300 are created. Having defined the limits for the displacement in X- and Y‑direction, select the nodes for the check. Their displacements are compared to the calculation of the defined limits. The ratio shows whether the allowable displacements were or were not met.

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