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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
With the stand -alone program RWIND Simulation, you can simulate wind flows around simple or complex structures by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
In the add-on modules RF-/TIMBER Pro, RF-/TIMBER AWC, and RF-/TIMBER CSA, it is possible to consider the resulting deformation of a member or set of members. In addition to the local directions y and z, you also have the option ‘R’. This allows you to compare the total deflection of a girder to the limit values given in the standards.
The previous article Lateral-Torsional Buckling in Timber Construction | Examples 1 explains the practical application for determining the critical bending moment Mcrit or the critical bending stress σcrit for a bending beam's lateral buckling by using simple examples. In this article, the critical bending moment is determined by considering an elastic foundation resulting from a stiffening bracing.
Using the RF-TIMBER CSA module, timber column design is possible according to the CSA O86-19 standard. Accurately calculating timber member compressive resistance and adjustment factors is important for safety considerations and design. The following article will verify the factored compressive resistance in the RFEM add-on module RF-TIMBER CSA using step-by-step analytical equations per the CSA O86-19 standard including the column modification factors, factored compressive resistance, and final design ratio.
This article describes the design of timber panel walls due to generated horizontal loads.
Using the RF-TIMBER CSA module, timber beam design is possible according to the CSA O86-14 standard. Accurately calculating timber member bending resistance and adjustment factors is important for safety considerations and design. The following article will verify the factored bending moment resistance in the RFEM add-on module RF-TIMBER CSA using step-by-step analytical equations per the CSA O86-14 standard including the bending modification factors, factored bending moment resistance, and final design ratio.
The calculation of timber panels is carried out on simplified member or surface structures. This article describes how to determine the required stiffness.
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.
In addition to determine loads, there are some particularities concerning the load combinatorics in timber design which have to be considered. Contrary to steel structures where the largest loading results from all unfavorable actions, in timber construction, the strength values are dependent on the load duration and the timber humidity. Special characteristics have to be considered as well for the serviceability limit state design. The following article discusses the effects on the design of wooden elements and how this is possible with RSTAB and RFEM.
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