Considering Individual Column Cross-Sections for Elastic Support 'Column in Z'

Tips & Tricks

In RFEM 5.06 and RSTAB 8.06, the nodal support type ‘Elastic Support via Column in Z...’ has been extended so you can use an individual cross‑section as a column cross‑section, for example HEA from the cross‑section library. The column cross-section is used for the calculation of the elastic support.

In order to include the nodal support in FE mesh in RFEM, it is necessary to define the column head as rectangular or circular. The column head can be independent of the column cross‑section.


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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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