Response Spectrum Analysis Add-on
Compared to the RF-/DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads add-on module (RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8), the following new features have been added to the Response Spectrum Analysis add-on for RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9:
- Response spectra of numerous standards (EN 1998, DIN 4149, IBC 2018, etc.)
- User-defined response spectra or those generated from accelerograms
- Approach of direction-related response spectra
- Results are stored centrally in a load case with underlying levels to ensure clarity
- Accidental torsional actions can be taken into account automatically
- Automatic combinations of seismic loads with the other load cases for use in an accidental design situation
Seismic Analysis in RFEM 6 is possible by using the modal analysis and the response spectrum analysis add-ons. As a matter of fact, the general concept of the earthquake analysis in RFEM 6 is based on the creation of a load case for the modal analysis and the response spectrum analysis, respectively. The standard group for these analyses are set in the Standards II tab of the model’s Base Data.
Different Natural Frequencies Without Consideration (left) and with Consideration of Tension Members (right)
The input parameters relevant for the selected standards are suggested by the program in accordance with the rules. Furthermore, it is possible to enter response spectra manually.
Load cases of the type Response Spectrum Analysis define the direction in which response spectra act and which eigenvalues of the structure are relevant for the analysis. In the spectral analysis settings, you can define details for the combination rules, damping, if applicable, as well as zero-period acceleration (ZPA).
- How can I perform an earthquake analysis in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9?
- Why do the results in a modal analysis differ between the initial prestress and the surface load?
- How can I display mode shapes in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9?
- What is the meaning of the superposition according to the CQC rule in a dynamic analysis??
- There are two different add-on modules for a response spectrum analysis in RF‑/DYNAM Pro. What can be the reasons for the different results of both add-on modules?
- RF‑/DYNAM Pro - Forced Vibrations and RF‑/DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads perform the multi-modal response spectrum analysis. What are the differences?
- How can I adjust the number of decimal places in the standardized table values of a mode shape?
- How can I display the results of the RF‑/DYNAM Pro add-on module in the printout report?
- In RF‑/DYNAM Pro, the Rayleigh damping is available. How do I determine and use these factors?
- There are two solving methods for a linear time history analysis available in the RF‑/DYNAM Pro add-on module. What is the difference between them?
In the Response Spectrum Analysis add-on, seismic analysis is performed using multi-modal response spectrum analysis. The spectra required for this can be created in compliance with the standards or can be user-defined. The equivalent static forces are generated from this. The add-on includes an extensive library of accelerograms from seismic zones. These can be used to generate response spectra.
In the Response Spectrum Analysis add-on, seismic analysis is performed using the multi-modal response spectrum analysis. The spectra required for this can be created in compliance with the standards or can be user-defined. The equivalent static forces are generated from this. The add-on includes an extensive library of accelerograms from seismic zones. These can be used to generate response spectra.