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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.
By generating member local section reductions using Generate Surfaces from Members, the members can be converted into surface models.
For structural components consisting of slabs, it is necessary to perform shear design on the locations with the concentrated load introduction, applying the punching shear design rules according to 6.4, EN 1992‑1‑1. In addition to floor slabs, it is also possible to subsequently design foundation slabs.The punching design parameters for the selected nodes can be defined in the Ultimate Configuration for concrete design.
Surfaces can be extruded into a casing. In this case, the desired surface properties are placed between the boundary lines of the surface and the copied lines.
When editing members, you can generate surfaces from members using Transverse Stiffeners Options. The transverse stiffeners can be adjusted according to type and position.
Surfaces can be extruded into members. In this case, the program assigns a desired member property to the lines generated by the extrusion.
If the eigenvalue solver of the add-on was used to determine the critical load factor for the stability analysis, the governing eigenvector of the object to be designed can be displayed as a result.
In the Aluminum Design add-on, it is also possible to design general cross-sections that are not predefined in the cross-section library. For this, you can create a cross-section in the RSECTION program and then import it into RFEM/RSTAB. Depending on the design standard used, various design formats are possible, such as the equivalent stress design.
Aluminum Design | Consideration of Internal Forces from Calculation with Torsional Warping (7 Degrees of Freedom)
The Torsional Warping (7 DOF) add-on allows you to perform the calculation of member structures in RFEM and RSTAB, taking into account the cross-section warping. The resulting internal forces (N, Vu, Vv, Mt,pri, Mt,sec, Mu, Mv, Mω) can be considered in the equivalent stress analysis of the aluminum design. This feature is not yet available for the design standards ADM 2020.
When connecting tension-loaded components with bolted connections, the cross-section weakening due to the bolt holes must be considered in the ultimate limit state design. This can be done in the Aluminum Design add-on by entering a local member area reduction. The reduction of the cross-section can be entered as an absolute value or as a percentage of the total area at all relevant locations.
Calculation diagrams are used for the evaluation, which show the distribution of a specific result during the calculation.
It is possible to freely define the layout of the vertical and horizontal axis of the calculation diagram. In this way, you can consider, for example, the settlement distribution of a certain node, depending on the load.
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