Application Possibilities of Average Regions

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In RFEM, it is possible to define areas where the internal forces in surfaces are not displayed with the real distribution from FE calculation but as mean values. You can use various settings for averaging the internal forces. There are three possible application areas of the “Average Region” function.

  • Application area 1:
    Spreading internal forces in surfaces over their effectiveness, for example the internal forces in surfaces should be distributed to a one‑meter plate strip.
  • Application area 2:
    Spreading internal forces in surfaces longitudinally over their effectiveness, for example smoothing a supporting moment using a support.
  • Application area 3:
    Setting internal forces in surfaces over the region to zero; in this way, it is possible to hide singularity points or moments exceeding design moment within a support, for example.

Default average region settings apply only to the finite elements which are located completely within the defined region.

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