RF-CONCRETE Surfaces Version 5

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RF-CONCRETE Surfaces Version 5

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3.4 Reinforcement

This window consists of five tabs where all settings for the reinforcement are specified. The surfaces to be designed often require different specifications. For this purpose, you can define so-called "reinforcement groups" in each RF-CONCRETE Surfaces case. Each reinforcement group manages the reinforcement parameters that apply to particular surfaces.

Figure 3.24 Window 1.4 Reinforcement with three reinforcement groups
Reinforcement Group

Click the button in the Reinforcement Group section to create a new reinforcement group. The number is automatically assigned. A user-defined Description helps you to overlook all reinforcement groups available in the design case.

To select the desired reinforcement group, use the No. list or click the entries in the navigator.

With the button you delete the currently selected reinforcement group from the design case without any further warning. Hence, surfaces that were contained in such a reinforcement group are not designed. To design them, you must reassign them to a new or an existing reinforcement group.

Applied to Surfaces

In this dialog section, you specify the surfaces to which the parameters of the current reinforcement group apply. By default, All surfaces are preset. If this check box is selected, you cannot create another reinforcement group. The reason for this is that a surface cannot be designed according to different rules (this is only possible in "design cases", see chapter 8.1). The All check box must therefore be cleared to use several reinforcement groups.

In the input field, enter the number of the surfaces the reinforcement parameters in the tabs below apply to. You can also select them graphically in the RFEM work window with . Only surface numbers that have not yet been assigned to other reinforcement groups can be entered in the input field.

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