Steel Joints | Input
- Selection of nodes in the RFEM model, automatic recognition and assignment of the members connected to the node
- Many predefined components available for easy input of typical connection situations (e.g. end plates, cleats, fin plates)
- Universally applicable basic components (plates, welds, auxiliary planes) for entering complex connection situations
- No manual editing of the FE model required by the user, the essential calculation settings can be changed via the configuration settings
- Automatic adaptation of the connection geometry, even if the members are subsequently edited, due to the relative relation of the components to each other
- Parallel to the input, a plausibility check is carried out by the program to quickly detect missing input or collisions, for example
- Graphical display of the connection geometry that is updated in parallel with the input
Imperfections in construction engineering are associated with production-related deviation of structural components from their ideal shape. They are often used in a calculation to determine the equilibrium of forces for structural components on a deformed system.
Spherical space frame connector (Mero) modeled using solids, Ansicht in Richtung der X-Achse, Verformung
Spherical space frame connector (Mero) modeled using solids, Ansicht in Richtung der Z-Achse, Verformung
Spherical space frame connector (Mero) modeled using solids, Ansicht in Richtung der Y-Achse, Verformung
The bolt forces are determined on the basis of the calculation on the FE model and evaluated automatically. The designs of the bolt resistance for the failure cases tension, shear, hole bearing, and punching shear are carried out according to the standard. All required coefficients are determined and clearly displayed by the program.
The stresses required for the weld design are also determined on the FE model. Then, the design is carried out with the partial safety factors according to the selected National Annex.
The plate design is performed plastically by comparing the existing plastic comparison strain with the allowable plastic strain (5 % according to EN 1993-1-5, Annex C, or user-defined specification).
A stability analysis (for example, local buckling) is not performed by the add-on and may have to be considered separately.
- Where can I find the materials for the corresponding National Annexes in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9?
- Is it possible to display the deformation analysis of a surface (limit 0.5‰)?
- How do I perform stability analysis to determine the critical load factor in RFEM 6?
- How can I optimize cross-sections within the steel design?
- How do I apply wind load on members of open structures?
- Is it also possible to use RF‑/TOWER Loading without the other TOWER add-on modules?
- I do not want to design a cross-section in the RF‑/STEEL EC3 add-on module. Can I quickly remove this cross-section from the selection?
- I have a roof structure resting on a steel column that runs to the foundations. The column runs through a perimeter wall that supports the false ceiling. A considerable part of the load from the roof is transferred to the wall. I want the steel column to carry all the vertical loads from the roof. How can I do it?
- Are the models and presentations from Info Day 2018 freely available, and can you send them to me?
- I encountered a sharing violation while importing a dxf file into SHAPE-THIN. What is the issue?