Design | Steel Joints
- The design of the connection components is performed according to Eurocode EN 1993-1-8
- After activating the Add-on, the design situations for Steel Connections must be activated in the "Load cases and Combinations" dialog box
- For the design of the connection stability (Buckling), it is necessary to have the Add-on Structure Stability activated
- The calculation can be started via the table or via the icon in the top bar
Steel Connection Joints Add-on Design Eurocode Loads Combinations
Evaluating and Documenting Steel Joints Analysis Results in RFEM 6
With the RFEM 6 add-on Steel Joints, you can analyze steel connections by using an FE model. This article demonstrates how to evaluate and document the steel joints analysis results.
- The load distribution on my members looks different when using the Load Transfer surface vs. the Load Wizards. What is the reason?
- My beam has a continuous lateral support and therefore lateral torsional buckling (LTB) is not a concern. How do I define the effective length?
- I received an error message “Surface of incompatible type... (Surface in upper plane of building story must be of ‘Load transfer’ type)” when running the calculation. What is the reason?
Steel Joints for RFEM 6
With the RFEM Steel Joints add-on, you can analyze steel connections using an FE model.
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.