New Section Distribution Types for Members
There are seven new cross-section distribution types available for members (including arrangement function for aligning to a straight edge):
- Tapered at both sides
- Tapered at start of member
- Tapered at end of member
- Offset at both sides
- Offset at start of member
- Offset at end of member
Linear Critical Load Analysis Using Finite Strip Method (FSM)
This article presents the linear critical load analysis of cross-sections in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9.
The structural analysis program RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular software system. The main program RFEM 6 is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program can also design combined structures as well as solid and contact elements.
The structural frame & truss analysis and design program RSTAB 9 contains a similar range of functions as the FEA software RFEM, paying special attention to frames and trusses. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years, it has been the best choice for the structural analysis of beam structures consisting of steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and other materials.