RF-CONCRETE Surfaces Version 5

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RF-CONCRETE Surfaces Version 5

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6.2 Results on RFEM Model

You can evaluate the design results also in the RFEM work window .

RFEM background graphic and view mode

The RFEM work window in the background helps you find the location of an FE node or grid point in the model: An arrow in the background graphic indicates the point selected in the results window of RF-CONCRETE Surfaces; the surface is highlighted in the selection color.

Figure 6.4 Surface and current FE node highlighted in RFEM model

If you cannot improve the model display by moving the RF-CONCRETE Surfaces module window, click the [Jump to graphic] button to activate the view mode : The program hides the module window so that you can adjust the view in the RFEM work window. The view mode provides the functions of the View menu, for example, zooming, moving or rotating the model view. The indicating arrow remains visible.

To return to RF-CONCRETE Surfaces, click [Back].

RFEM work window

You can check the reinforcements and design ratios also graphically on the RFEM model. Click the [Graphics ] button to exit the design module. Now, the work window of RFEM displays all design results like the internal forces of a load case.

Results navigator
Reinforcement direction
Reinforcement direction

The Results navigator is adjusted to the RF-CONCRETE Surfaces add-on module: It allows you to graphically represent the results of the longitudinal reinforcements for each reinforcement direction and layer, the shear reinforcement, the design internal forces or ratios, and detailed results of the serviceability limit state designs.

Figure 6.5 RFEM work window with Results navigator for RF-CONCRETE Surfaces

Similar to the display of internal forces, the [Show Results] button shows or hides the display of the design results.

Since the RFEM tables serve no function for the evaluation of the design results, you can hide them.

You can set the design cases in the drop-down list of the RFEM menu bar.


The panel providing the usual control options is also available for the results evaluation. The functions are described in chapter 3.4.6 of the RFEM manual. In the second tab, you can set the Display Factors for the reinforcements, internal forces, or ratios. The third tab of the panel allows you to display the results of selected surfaces (see chapter 9.9.3 of the RFEM manual).

Values on surfaces

You can use all possibilities provided by RFEM to display the result values of the reinforcements and ratios on the surfaces. The functions are described in chapter 9.4 of the RFEM manual. The following figure shows the Bottom (+z) Reinforcement that must be placed additionally to the specified basic reinforcement. The values are applied in the reinforcement directions 1 and 2, respectively.

Figure 6.6 Group Bottom (+z) Reinforcement for required additional reinforcement

You can transfer the graphics with the design results to the printout report (see chapter 7.2).

To return to the add-on module, click the [RF-CONCRETE Surfaces] button in the panel.