RF-/FRAME-JOINT Pro | Features

Product Feature

  • Design of knee joints, T-joints, cross joints and continuous column connections with I-shaped cross-sections
  • Import of geometry and load data from RFEM/RSTAB or manual specification of connections (for recalculation without an RFEM/RSTAB model, for example)
  • Flush top connections or connections with bolt row in extension
  • Design of positive and negative frame joint moments
  • Various inclinations of right and left horizontal beams as well as application to frames of duopitch and monopitch roofs
  • Consideration of additional flanges in horizontal beam, for example in case of tapered cross-sections
  • Symmetrical and asymmetrical T-joints or cross joints
  • Two-sided connection with different cross-section depth on the right and left
  • Automatic preliminary design of bolt layout and required stiffening
  • Optional design mode with possibility to specify all bolt spacing, welds, and sheet thicknesses
  • Screwability check with adjustable dimensions of wrenches used
  • Connection classification by stiffness and calculation of the spring stiffness of connections considered in the internal forces determination
  • Check up to 45 individual designs (components) of the connection
  • Automatic determination of governing internal forces for all individual designs
  • Connection graphics in rendering mode with specifications of material, sheet thickness, welds, bolt spacing, and all dimensions for construction
  • Integrated and flexibly extendable settings of National Annexes according to the standard EN 1993-1-8
  • Automatic conversion of internal forces from structural analysis into respective sections, also for eccentric member connections
  • Automatic determination of initial stiffness Sj,ini of the connection
  • Detailed plausibility check of all dimensions including specifications of input limits (for edge distances and hole spacing, for example)
  • Optional transmission of compression forces in a column through contact
  • Possibility to update the cross-section depth of horizontal beams in case of tapered connections after the connection geometry optimization in the module

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RFEM Connections
RF-FRAME-JOINT Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of rigid bolted frame joints according to Eurocode 3 or DIN 18800

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD