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Timber Curved Glulam Structure
Model to Download
Timber curved glulam structure modeled in RFEM. The webinar in the link below demonstrates the design workflow according to the NDS 2015 standard utilizing the RF-TIMBER AWC module.
Model Used in
- Event 000405 | Timber Arch Structure Design per NDS-2018 in RFEM
- Event 001843 | 2. SeDIF conference | Seismic Design of Industrial Facilities
- Event 001836 | Calculation and verification of arched wooden structures
- Video 001467 |
- Video 000106 |
- Video 001353 | Statische Berechnung und Bemessung von Holzbögen
- Timber Arch Structure Design per NDS-2018 in RFEM
- RFEM Product website
- Product Description | Structural Analysis Software RFEM
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Knowledge Base Articles
Using the RF-TIMBER AWC module, timber beam design is possible according to the 2018 NDS standard ASD method. The following article will verify the maximum critical buckling in RF-TIMBER AWC using step-by-step analytical equations per the NDS 2018 standard.
Standard Roller Support (1:1 RFEM Modeling Ratio According to Workshop Drawings; © Rümmele Bauingenieur GmbH)
Product Features Articles
After activating the RF‑PIPING add‑on module, a new toolbar is available in RFEM and the project navigator and tables are extended. Piping modeling is performed in a similar way as members. Pipe bends are defined by using tangents (straight pipe sections) and bend radius at the same time. Thus, it is easy to subsequently change bend parameters.
It is also possible to extend the piping subsequently by defining special components (expansion joints, valves, and others). The implemented libraries of structural components facilitate the definition.
Continuous pipe sections are defined as sets of piping systems. For piping loads, member loads are assigned to the respective load cases. The combination of loads is included in piping load combinations and result combinations. After the calculation, you can display deformations, member internal forces and support forces graphically or in tables.
Pipe stress analysis according to standards can then be performed in the RF‑PIPING Design add‑on module. You only need to select the relevant sets of piping systems and load situations.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Can RF-TIMBER AWC optimize cross-sections for fire design?
- How can I import a parameterized cross-section table into the cross-section library?
- For a tapered member, I get the error message "Invalid (incompatible) arrangement ...". What can I do?
- I have defined a wind profile for RWIND Simulation up to a height of 100 m. Is the wind profile dependent on the size of the wind tunnel?
- As part of my bachelor thesis, I would like to integrate the RSTAB printout report into LaTeX. There, you can completely integrate a PDF document as shown in the viewer. This also works with any PDF document, but not with the printout report created by RSTAB. What could be the reason?
- Does the program use different values of modulus of elasticity for different temperatures? How to activate it?
- How can I set the deformation coefficient kdef in the program?
- I would like to design an aluminum or lightweight structure. Is it possible to use RFEM or RSTAB for this?
- I am using COM interface and Grasshopper for the calculation of complicated structures. For this task I need to create NURBS lines. Could you explain how NURBS should be set? For example what kind of data should be provided for Knots?
- I would like to move some elements. When moving, my members are deleted, what is the reason?