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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
With the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation, wind flows around simple or complex structures can be simulated by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
Both the determination of natural vibrations and the response spectrum analysis are always performed on a linear system. If nonlinearities exist in the system, they are linearized and thus not taken into account. Straight tension members are very often used in practice. This article will show how you can display them approximately correctly in a dynamic analysis.
Pay particular attention to connection points of members and surfaces when you deal with mixed systems because not all internal forces can always be transferred without difficulty at the coupling location.
The beam is resting on the column and the beam ends at the outer edge of the column. These requirements can be easily fulfilled in an architectural model with solids. In member analysis, simplified line models are used in which center lines meet in a common node. In this article, the influence of member eccentricities on the determination of internal forces is shown on three simple models.
When you perform the subsequent modeling of a beam under an existing floor, the first question arises which forces should be transferred between the downstand beam and the floor and whether a composite effect is the goal. In this case, the floor should rest on the downstand beam without any composite.
In RFEM and RSTAB, you can use many interfaces to simplify the modeling of your structure. From background layers to the import of IFC objects that can be converted into members or surfaces, up to the import of the entire structural system from Revit or Tekla. Regardless of the performance of the selected interface, the further utilization also depends on the accuracy of the imported data.
Steel fiber reinforced concrete is nowadays mainly used for industrial floors or hall floors, for foundation plates with low loads, basement walls and basement floors. Since the publication of the first guideline by the German Committee for Reinforced Concrete (DAfStb) about steel fiber reinforced concrete in 2010, the structural engineer can use standards for the design of the composite material steel fiber reinforced concrete, which makes the use of fiber reinforced concrete increasingly popular in construction. This article explains the individual material parameters of the steel fiber reinforced concrete and how to deal with these material parameters in the FEM program RFEM.
Due to the special properties of glass, you also have to pay close attention to detail points when modeling in an FE model. Glass has a very high compressive strength and is therefore generally only designed for its tensile stresses. A particular disadvantage of the material is its brittleness. Stress peaks that occur in the calculation must therefore not be readily neglected.
When modeling a reinforced concrete rib with a masonry wall above, there is the risk that the rib is underdesigned if the structural behavior of the masonry is not correctly considered and the connection between masonry wall and downstand beam is not modeled sufficiently accurate. This article deals with this issue and shows possible modeling options of such a structure. In this example, the reinforcement is determined only from the internal forces and without any secondary minimum reinforcement.
When modeling with finite elements, you sooner or later come up with the question of how two surfaces (2D elements) lying on top of each other can be modeled. Hence, both surfaces are quite often modeled in the same plane. The possible consequences of this approach and whether there are better solutions are described below.
The modeling of planar structural components such as glass panes is generally only possible in RFEM. If it is necessary to define the stiffening effect of a pane in a particular case, it can also be simulated in RSTAB.
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