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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.
Digitization in construction is progressing with increasing dynamics. Structural engineers, a smaller group in the construction industry, are not always regarded as engineers who immediately jump on all new trains. Often for good reason. Not infrequently, this is the reason why topics such as the application of the BIM method are not yet the standard here. However, the past few years have shown that a rethink is beginning and new digital trends are openly absorbed and applied.
In SHAPE-THIN, you can import cross-section geometries that are available as contour or centroid layouts in DXF format and use them as a basis for modeling.
The calculation of structures based on digital twins is increasingly becoming an everyday task in the engineering office. If a digital building model already exists, you want to continue to use the information contained in it as seamlessly as possible. This states extensive requirements with regard to modeling and interfaces for BIM-compatible structural analysis software.
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?
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.
Parts lists give information about which and how many parts are necessary for creating a building. They are the basis for identifying the needs and purchasing the components. Parts lists can be created in the design modules such as RF-/STEEL EC3, RF-/TIMBER Pro and so on. Additionally, a customized parts list can be created with the RF-COM/RS-COM interface.
The bachelor thesis of Daniel Dlubal focuses on presenting and highlighting the chances, advantages and opportunities of BIM when performing structural analysis and design of buildings. The essential information of a structural analysis is shown and the data exchange between CAD and structural engineering software is explained in detail as well.
RF-COM/RS-COM is a programmable interface which allows the user to expand the main programmes RFEM and RSTAB by customized input macros or post‑processing programmes. In this article, a tool to copy and move selected guidelines in RFEM will be developed. It is possible to copy or move the guidelines also to another work plane. VBA in Excel will be used as programming environment.
This article discusses the most common BIM interfaces. During the transition to the structural branch-specific model, adjustments are often necessary. The occurring tasks and tools for their successful and fast solution are presented.
Part 4.1 of this article series described the connection of the RF‑/STEEL EC3 add‑on module and the members and load combinations to be designed were already defined. This part will focus on the optimization of cross‑sections in the module and the transfer to RFEM. The elements already explained in the previous parts are not described again.
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