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1. Calculating Timber Panel Walls | 1. Determining the Ultimate Limit State and Stiffness

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The stiffening of timber structures is usually carried out by means of timber panels. For this purpose, structural components consisting of slabs (chipboards, OSB) are connected with members. Several articles will describe the basics of this construction method and the calculation in the RFEM program. This first article describes the basic determination of the stiffnesses as well as the calculation.

2. Exporting Spring Stiffnesses from RF-/FOUNDATION Pro and the Influence on Column Design

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With RF-FOUNDATION Pro, it is possible to determine settlements of single foundations and resulting spring stiffnesses of the nodal supports. These spring stiffnesses can be exported into the RFEM model and used for further analyses.

3. The Benefits of BIM in Structural Analysis

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Building Information Modeling hits the headlines in building design. While some engineers only use BIM methods for planning, others deal with this topic for the first time or hardly have time for it in their daily working routine. However, one topic seems to be the most important in structural engineering: How can structural engineers benefit from BIM?

4. Internal Forces Diagram/Surface Stresses - Smoothing Options

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The deformations of the FE nodes are always the first result of an FE calculation. Based on these deformations and the stiffness of the elements, it is possible to calculate strains, internal forces, and stresses.

5. Comparing Critical Load Factors for Lateral-Torsional Buckling According to Different Methods and Modules

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The critical factor for lateral-torsional buckling or the critical buckling moment of a single-span beam will be compared according to different stability analysis methods.
6. Nonlinear Time History Analysis Using the Example of a Tower Structure with Prestressed Cables

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There can be numerous nonlinearities in a structural system. In order to model them realistically in a dynamic analysis, the RF-DYNAM Pro - Nonlinear Time Histoey add-on module was developed. To explain how the add-on module works, the procedure is described below with an example.

7. Modeling Approaches for Shear/Hole Bearing Connections by Means of FEA

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For more detailed investigations of shear/hole bearing connections or their immediate environment, the definition of the non-linear contact problem plays an important role. This article uses a solid model to search for comparable and simplified surface models.
8. Importing a DXF File as Basis for the Modeling

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In RFEM and RSTAB, you can import DXF files via the import function. These DXF files can be used as the basis for modeling a structural system.

9. Horizontal Craneway Loads from Skewing of Bridge Cranes

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For crane runways with large spans, the horizontal load from skewing is often relevant for the design. This article describes the origin of these forces and the correct input in CRANEWAY. The practical implementation and the theoretical background are discussed.

10. Application of Eccentricities in RF-CONCRETE Columns

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When calculating the internal forces for the buckling analysis with the method based on nominal curvature in RF-CONCRETE Columns, the required eccentricities have to be determined.

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