FAQ 005029 | Consideration of Heat Affected Zone for Aluminum
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FAQ 005029 | Consideration of the heat affected zone for aluminum
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The Aluminum Design Manual (ADM) 2020 was released in February 2020. The ADM 2020 gives guidance for both the allowable strength design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) for aluminum members to ensure reliability and safety for all aluminum structures.
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)
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- My member is oriented at the inclination of principal axis when I import from SHAPE-THIN to a 2D RFEM model. How do I fix this?
- How can I get the member end forces to design the connections?
- I would like to design an aluminum or lightweight structure. Is it possible to use RFEM or RSTAB for this?