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RF-CONCRETE Members – Online Manual Version 5

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3.1 General Data

In window 1.1 General Data, you specify the design standard and the actions. The tabs manage the load cases, load combinations, and result combinations for the designs in the ultimate and the serviceability limit state, as well as for the fire resistance design.

Figure 3.1 Window 1.1 General Data
Design Acc. to Standard / NA
Figure 3.2 Available standards

You have to specify the standard according to which you want to perform the reinforced concrete design. Different standards are available for selection in the list. You can purchase each standard separately.

Standards marked in red are no longer valid, but can, for example, be used for recalculations of existing structural buildings. You can hide the "old" standards by using the [Filter] button.

National Annex

For the design according to Eurocode (EN 1992-1-1:2004/A1:2014), you have to specify the National Annex whose parameters apply to the checks.

Figure 3.3 National Annexes for EN 1992-1-1

Click the button to view the default parameters (see Figure 3.4).

Figure 3.4 Parameters of National Annex dialog box

In this dialog box, you can find all design-relevant coefficients specified in the National Annexes. They are listed by the Eurocode's clause numbers.

If other specifications apply to partial safety factors, reduction factors, angles of concrete compression strut, etc., it is possible to adjust these parameters: First, click the button to create a copy of the current National Annex. In this user-defined annex, you can specify the parameters individually.

Figure 3.5 User-defined comment

In this input field, you can enter user-defined notes describing the current design case, for example.

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