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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.
This article describes the design of the timber panel walls due to the generated horizontal loads.
Slender bending beams with a large h/w ratio and loaded parallel to the minor axis tend to have stability issues. This is due to the deflection of the compression chord.
This article shows the effect of the different stiffnesses of the timber panel walls on the floor plan.
In current literature, the formulas to determine internal forces and deformations manually are usually specified without considering the shear deformation. Especially in timber construction, the deformations resulting from shear force are often underestimated.
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.
There are several options to calculate a semi-rigid composite beam. They differ primarily in the type of modeling. Whereas the Gamma method ensures a simple modeling, additional efforts are required when using other methods (e.g. shear analogy) for the modeling which are, however, offset by the much more flexible application compared to the Gamma method.
RF-/JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber allows you to design main-connected beam joints. This article explains the determination of forces in screws of a beam connected to a torsionally rigid main beam.
Stability Analysis of Two-Dimensional Structural Components on Example of Cross-Laminated Timber Wall 3
This article explains the alternative to the equivalent member method offering the option to determine the internal forces of the wall susceptible to buckling according to the second-order analysis considering imperfections and to subsequently perform the cross-section design for bending and compression.
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