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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.
The following technical article describes the creation of a user-defined platform for use on a four-sided tower in the RF-/TOWER add-on modules. First, start with an empty model of the type 3D and define four nodes. The numbering and position of these nodes are very important here.
Platforms can be connected directly to leg members using the new “Leg Member Axis” option. Thus, it is not necessary to define the platform width or coupling member anymore.
As of the program version X.06.1103, it is possible to perform the serviceability limit state designs of antennas in RF‑/TOWER Design. You can activate this function under [Details] → “Serviceability.” Then, limit values can be adjusted in Window 1.10.2 Serviceability of Antennas.
As of RFEM 5.04.0024 and RSTAB 8.04.0024, there is a new feature in RF‑/TOWER Loading, which allows you to define additional surface loads in a load case for dead loads, for example from grids on platforms.
With the versions of RFEM 5.04.0024 and RSTAB 8.04.0024, it is possible to define the antenna ice loads in RF‑/TOWER Loading. The program provides values from manufacturer databases. In addition, you can define the ice loads manually or use the calculation based on the simplified geometry.
RF-/TOWER Loading was extended with force coefficients for rounded profiles of four‑sided towers and square‑edged profiles of three‑sided towers. The force coefficients for rounded profiles are determined using the Reynolds number. Until now, you could only use the rounded profiles for four‑sided towers and the square‑edged profiles for three‑sided towers.
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