Form-finding of a soccer goal net
RFEM 6 includes the Form-Finding add-on to determine the equilibrium shapes of surface models subjected to tension and members subjected to axial forces. Activate this add-on in the model's Base Data and use it to find the geometric position in which the prestress of lightweight structures is in equilibrium with the existing boundary conditions.
Compared to the RF-/ALUMINUM add-on module (RFEM 5/RSTAB 8), the following new features have been added to the Aluminum Design add-on for RFEM 6/RSTAB 9:
- In addition to Eurocode 9, the US standard ADM 2020 is integrated
- Consideration of the stabilizing effect of purlins and sheets by rotational restraints and shear panels
- Graphical display of the results in the gross section
- Output of the used design check formulas (including a reference to the used equation from the standard)
- Why do the results in a modal analysis differ between the initial prestress and the surface load?
- Where can I find the materials for the corresponding National Annexes in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9?
- How do I apply wind load on members of open structures?
- Although I have modeled two identical structural systems, I obtain a different shape. Why?
- I encountered a sharing violation while importing a dxf file into SHAPE‑THIN. What is the issue?
- How is the automatic creation of c/t-parts carried out?
- How is it possible to make factorized combinations of a dead load in the context of form‑finding?
- My aim is to mesh a circular hole plate in a mapped way. Is such a meshing possible in RFEM?
- Is it possible to consider the reduction of strength in the heat affected zone (HAZ) in the RF‑/ALUMINUM add-on module?
- SHAPE‑THIN calculates a very small shear area. Why?