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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 case of a reinforced concrete model represented as a mixed structure consisting of surface and member elements, the design is carried out in different modules.
The ‘4.0 Results - Summary’ table displays the infinity norm at the end of the load case results. The norm is used to estimate the largest eigenvalue of a structure. The largest eigenvalue of a structure is estimated by the numerical analysis, as the accurate determination can be very time-consuming.
In RF‑TENDON and RF‑TENDON Design, you can review and adjust the code‑dependent factors, calculation parameters and calculation methods using the ‘Code’ button. You can display the setting and adjustment options according to a chapter of a code, selecting the ‘Grouping’ option in the dialog box.
Even though the design of downstand beams is usually carried out on a member model, a result beam can be used to perform the design on a model with only surfaces.
Once you have determined the final tendon geometry in RF‑TENDON, exporting the model to a CAD program can be useful. For this purpose, the module includes the option to export the file in the .dxf file format. You can select the export function by right-clicking the workspace. After selecting the DXF format and the storage location, additional settings can be made.
If nonlinear effects - such as failing supports, foundations, member nonlinearities, or contact solids - are used in the model, it is possible to deactivate them in the global calculation parameters.
The determined values for the influence ordinates are displayed as decimal numbers with up to six decimal places by default. This is usually sufficient for the influence lines of internal forces.
The function, which is also known as shifting, allows you to calculate critical load factors beyond a user‑defined initial value. A determination of the critical load factors is usually done from the smallest to the greatest critical load factor.
The averaged internal forces from the previously defined average regions can also be used for the design of concrete surfaces. To this end, click [Details] in RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces, and then select the corresponding check box. This function is accessible only if you previously defined an average region.
The Views navigator in RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 offers many options for setting the screen views.
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