Geotechnical Analysis Add-on
Compared to the RF‑SOILIN add-on module (RFEM 5), the following new features have been added to the Geotechnical Analysis add-on for RFEM 6:
- Creation of the layered soil as a 3D model from the entirety of the defined soil samples
- Recognized material law according to Mohr-Coulomb for soil simulation
- Graphical and tabular output of stresses and strains at any depth of the soil
- Optimal consideration of the soil-structure interaction on the basis of an overall model
Entering soil layers for soil samples is performed in a clearly arranged dialog box. A corresponding graphical representation supports the clarity and makes checking the input user-friendly.
An extensible database facilitates the selection of soil material properties. The Mohr-Coulomb model as well as a nonlinear model with stress and strain dependent stiffness are available for a realistic modeling of the soil material behavior.
You can define any number of soil samples and layers. The soil is generated from all entered samples using 3D solids. Assignment to the structure is carried out using coordinates.
The soil body is calculated according to the nonlinear iterative method. The calculated stresses and settlements are displayed graphically and in tables.
In RFEM, the Geotechnical Analysis add-on uses the properties from soil samples to determine the soil body to be analyzed. Realistic determination of the soil conditions significantly influences the quality of the structural analysis of buildings.