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Isotropic Linear Elasticity
Orthotropic Linear Elasticity
Isotropic Nonlinear Elasticity
Isotropic Plasticity
Orthotropic Plasticity
Isotropic Masonry
Geometrically Linear Analysis
Second-Order Theory
Member
Plate
Solid
Contact
Glass
Laminate
Structural Nonlinearity
Foundation
Temperature Dependent
Large Deformation analysis
Stability
Connections
Steel Structures
Timber Structures
Composite Structures

Cantilever Beam on an Elastic Winkler Foundation

Description A cantilever from a rectangular cross-section is lying on the elastic Winkler foundation and loaded by the distributed loading. Calculation of the maximal deflection and the maximal bending Moment.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RSTAB 8
Documentation
Structural files

Bending Console in Large Deformation

Description A Cantilever from a massive round cross-section and a single load on the free end. Calculation of the deflection on the free end.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RSTAB 8
Documentation
Structural files

Uni-axially Stretched Beam

Description A vertical cantilever with a square cross-section is loaded at the top by a tensile pressure. The cantilever consists of an isotropic material. Calculation of the deflection.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RF-STAGES, RF-HISTORY
Documentation
Structural files

Tapered Timber Beam in Plasticity

Description A timber beam, reinforced by two steel plates at its ends, is loaded by the pressure. Wood fibres are parallel to the upper loaded side of the beam. The plastic surface is described according to the Tsai-Wu plasticity theory.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Locally Loaded Timber Beam in Plasticity

Description A timber beam, reinforced by two steel plates at its ends, is loaded by the pressure. Wood fibres are parallel to the upper loaded side of the beam. The plastic surface is described according to the Tsai-Wu plasticity theory.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Elastic Properties of Contact Solid

Description Determination of the maximum deflection of a cube. Cube's lower side is fully fixed and the upper side is subjected to the shear loading.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Circle Surface with Thermal Loading

Description Determination of the maximum deflection and the maximum radial moment of a simply supported circle plate subjected to the uniform pressure, the uniform temperature and the differential temperature.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Shear Effects

Description Determination of the maximum deflections of the block while considering or neglecting shear effect. The square block of the isotropic material is fully fixed at one end and loaded with the uniform vertical pressure.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RSTAB 8
Documentation
Structural files

Three Layer Sandwich Cantilever

Description A sandwich cantilever consists of three layers (the core and two faces). It is fixed on the left end and loaded by the concentrated force on the right end.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RF-LAMINATE, RF-GLASS
Documentation
Structural files

Double-Pane Glass Without Coupling of Layers

Description Determination of the maximum displacement, in-plane stresses and stress ratios of a simply-supported double-pane glass plate with a foil between both glass panes subjected to a uniform pressure.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RF-LAMINATE, RF-GLASS
Documentation
Structural files

Glass-Foil-Glass Cantilever Plate

Description Determination of the maximum deflection of the cantilever consisting of two glass layers and one foil layer in between. Plate is fully fixed at one end and subjected to the uniform pressure.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RF-GLASS
Documentation
Structural files

Glass-Foil-Glass Plate

Description Determination of the maximum deflection and stress in the z-direction of the composite plate, consisting of two glass layers and one foil layer in between, subjected to the uniform pressure.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RF-GLASS
Documentation
Structural files

Two-Dimensional Plasticity

Description Determination of the maximum deformation of the wall divided in the middle to the two parts. The upper and the lower part are made of an elasto-plastic and an elastic material respectively and both end planes are restricted to move in the vertical direction. Wall's self-weight is neglected, its edges are loaded with horizontal pressure ph and the middle plane by vertical pressure.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Stability of a Beam Subjected to the Combined Loading

Description A steel beam with a square cross-section is loaded with an axial force and a distributed loading. Calculation of the maximum bending deflection and the critical load factor according second order analysis.
Date 23. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RSTAB 8, RF-STABILITY, RSBUCK
Documentation
Structural files

Torsional Constant and Polar Moment of Inertia

Description Determine the torsional constant for cross-section of the tube (annular area) analytically and compare the results with the numerical solution in RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 for various wall-thickness.
Date 20. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RSTAB 8
Documentation
Structural files

Masonry Wall

Description A masonry wall on a not continuouse support and a concentrated lineload in the middle. Comparison of the material model "Isotropic masonary" with the surfache stiffness type "without tension".
Date 20. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

One-Dimensional Plasticity

Description A three-dimensional block, made of elastic-plastic material, is fixed on the both ends. The block's middle plane is subjected to the pressure load. The surface of plasticity is described according to the Tsai-Wu plasticity theory.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5, RF-LOAD-HISTORY
Documentation
Structural files

One-Dimensional Plasticity - Orthotropic Case

Description Determination of the maximum deflection of a three-dimensional block fixed at the both ends. Block is divided in the middle: The upper half is made of an elastic material and the lower part is made of the timber - an elasto-plastic othotropic material with the yield surface described according to the Tsai-Wu plasticity theory. The block's middle plane is subjected to the vertical pressure.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Description Determination of the maximum deflection of the four columns fixed at the bottom and connected by the rigid block at the top. Block is loaded by the pressure and modeled by an elastic material with high modulus of elasticity. Outer columns are modeled as orthotropic elastic material and inner columns as orthotropic elastic-plastic material with the same elastic parameters as outer columns and with plasticity properties defined according to the Tsai-Wu plasticity theory.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

One-Dimensional Plasticity with Hardening

Description A three-dimensional block, made of elastic-plastic material with hardening, is fixed on the both ends. The block's middle plane is subjected to the pressure load. The surface of plasticity is described according to the Tsai-Wu plasticity theory.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Plastic Bending - Continuous Load

Description A thin plate is fully fixed on the left end and subjected to a uniform pressure considering plasticity.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Plastic Bending - Tapered Cantilever

Description A tapered cantilever is fully fixed on the left end and subjected to a continuous load considering plasticity.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Plastic Bending - Moment Load

Description A cantilever is fully fixed on the left end and subjected to a bending moment considering plasticity.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Plastic Bending with Different Plastic Strengths

Description A cantilever is fully fixed on the left end and subjected to a bending moment on the right end. The material has different plastic strengths in tension and compression.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Plastic Bending with Zero Tensile Strength

Description A cantilever is fully fixed on the left end and subjected to a transverse force and an axial force on the right end. The tensile strength is zero and the behaviour in the compression remains elastic.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Scaffolding Nodal Support

Description Consider a rigid scaffolding tube, fixed at the bottom using the Scaffolding Nodal Support and loaded by both a moment and a force.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Scaffolding Nodal Support - Diagram with Gap

Description Consider a rigid scaffolding tube, fixed at the bottom using the Scaffolding Nodal Support and loaded by both a moment and a force. Calculation of the maximum deflection with consideration of slippage in the begin.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Scaffolding Nodal Support - Overcoming the Limit

Description Consider a rigid scaffolding tube, fixed at the bottom using the Scaffolding Nodal Support and loaded by both a moment and a force. Calculation of the maximum deflection by exceeding the capacity of the scaffolding support.
Date 15. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Orthotropic Cantilever in Tension

Description A cantilever with fibres, which dont run in direction of the beam axis, from a square cross-section with a tesile pressure. Calculation of the maximum deflection.
Date 13. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Elastic Bending - Continuous Load

Description A thin plate is fully fixed on the left end and a uniform pressure is applied on the top surface.
Date 13. 01. 2015
Program / Module RFEM 5
Documentation
Structural files

Restrained Column Base - Bucket

Description Cross section, bucket, and weld checks of a column base embedded in a bucket
Date 16. 06. 2014
Program / Module JOINTS Steel - Column Base
Documentation
Structural files

Frame Beam

Description Elastic/plastic analysis of a frame beam according to methods by Rubin, Kindmann and Kahlmeyer. Comparison with the elastic analysis in STEEL.
Date 21. 01. 2011
Program / Module RSTAB
EL-PL
STEEL
Documentation
Structural files

Buckling Analysis of a Column with Lateral Loads

Description Analysis of a column HE-B 160 with spatial lateral loading as line and single load
Date 21. 01. 2011
Program / Module RSTAB
KAPPA
Documentation
Structural files

Lateral Torsional Buckling of a Beam

Description Analysis of a simple asymmetrical I-beam with dual buckling under lateral load and normal force.
Date 20. 01. 2011
Program / Module RSTAB
LTB
Documentation
Video
Structural files

Lateral Torsional Buckling of a Column

Description Analysis of a haunched support made from a symmetrical welded I-section with lateral load and normal force. Allowance for an arched spring from a frontplate.
Date 20. 01. 2011
Program / Module RSTAB
LTB
Documentation
Video
Structural files

Composite Single-Span Beam

Description A composite simple-span beam is designed according to Eurocode 4 with holorib-trapezoidal sheet.
Date 20. 01. 2011
Program / Module COMPOSITE-BEAM
Documentation
Video
Structural files

Unstiffened Buckling Plate with Lateral Stress

Description Buckling safety check of unstiffened buckling plate with lateral stress
Date 20. 01. 2011
Program / Module RSTAB
PLATE-BUCKLING
Documentation
Structural files

Timber Column

Description On a restrained timber support, exposed to pressure and buckling, which is additionally kept in the Y-direction, the stability and buckling analysis is done. This example is taken from “Holzbau-Taschenbuch”, Volume 1, 9. Edition, Page 236 by Ernst & Sohn. All the results, derived from the programs RSTAB, TIMBER and DEFORM, you can compare with the results in the literature. For this you have the corresponding references to the literature appendix.
Date 28. 10. 2010
Program / Module RSTAB
TIMBER Pro
Documentation
Structural files

Stiffened Frame-Joint

Description Analysis of a stiffened frame joint with stiffeners and web plate
Date 22. 08. 2003
Program / Module RSTAB
FRAME-JOINT
Documentation
Structural files

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