RF-/STEEL EC3 - Online Manual Version 5/8

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RF-/STEEL EC3 - Online Manual Version 5/8

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2.1 <b>General Data</b>

In Window 1.1 General Data, you select the members, sets of members, and actions that you want to design. The three tabs manage the load cases, load combinations, and result combinations for the ultimate limit state, the serviceability limit state, and the fire protection design.

Figure 2.1 Window 1.1 General Data
Design of
Figure 2.2 Design of members and sets of members

You can design Members as well as Sets of members. If you want to design only selected objects, clear the All check box: Then, you can access the text boxes to enter the numbers of the relevant members or sets of members. Use the [Delete] button to clear the list of preset numbers. Use the [Select] button to define objects graphically in the RFEM or RSTAB work window.

When you design a set of members, the program determines the extreme values of the designs of all members contained in this set of members and takes into account the boundary conditions due to connected members for stability analyses. The results are shown in the results Windows 2.3 Design by Set of Members, 3.2 Governing Internal Forces by Set of Members, and 4.2 Parts List by Set of Members.

To define a new set of members, click the [New] button. The dialog box known from RFEM or RSTAB appears where you can enter the parameters for the set of members.

National Annex (NA)
Figure 2.3 National Annex

In the drop-down list in the upper-right corner of the window, you can select the National Annex whose parameters apply to the design and to the deformation's limit values .

Use the [Edit] button to open a dialog box where you can check and, if necessary, adjust the parameters of the current NA. The dialog box is described in Chapter 2.1.4.

Figure 2.4 User-defined comment

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

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