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  • Update Report no. 01006

    RF-CONCRETE 4-06-0011 | 12/17/2010
    • Release of German National Annex for EN 1992-1-1
    • Saving the recently used design standard in the add-on module. When you open the CONCRETE add-on module again or when you create a new concrete case, the standard that was applied at last will be displayed.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: First release of American standard for reinforced concrete design ACI 318-08
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Programming a COM interface to readout the module results. By means of the COM interface it is possible to export the provided reinforcement from the add-on module to other programs (for example Excel, CAD programs etc.) for further use.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Increased speed of calculation for serviceability limit state design
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Now the Excel export of the input tables includes also the defined concrete cover.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: The reinforced concrete design of sets of members consisting of different cross-sections has been integrated for particular types of cross-sections. Now you can design sets of members with "Rectangle" and "Hollow Rectangle" as well as "Circle" and "Ring" cross-sections. However, the design requires that the cross-sections have the same external dimensions.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Now you can define a "Provided Basic Reinforcement". It will be taken into account when the reinforcement proposal is created and is inserted across the entire length of the member. For the non-covered required reinforcement the program determines the additional provided reinforcement automatically and puts it into the cross-section.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: The maximum and minimum spacing of the provided link reinforcement can now be user-defined. Thus, you can influence the arrangement of the provided link reinforcement suggested automatically by the program.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Now you have the possibility to create a user-defined list of possible link spacings. The reinforcement proposal for the link reinforcement will be created on the basis of the user-defined spacings. In this way, you can control the allowable link spacings previous to the calculation. Thus, post-processing the automatic reinforcement proposal for the link reinforcement is no longer necessary.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Integration of an input tool in order to determine the reinforcement area quickly for the definition of the minimum longitudinal reinforcement.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Additional results output for the design value of the anchorage length lbd in the dialog box "Edit Longitudinal Reinforcement"
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: The design for the limitation of crack widths is fulfilled according to the standard (DIN 1045-1, EN 1992-1-1) if the crack width is calculated by a direct crack width control or by checking if the maximum limit diameter lim ds or the maximum allowable rebar spacing lim sl of the longitudinal reinforcement is observed. Now the program provides a function to find the most efficient reinforcement for the crack width analysis. It is found if one of the designs mentioned above is fulfilled. Each design can be activated individually.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Additional graphical output showing the allowable limit values for the serviceability limit state, displaying the governing provided reinforcement diameter and rebar spacing for the SLS design. Due to this output feature, the documentation of limit values in the serviceability limit state has been improved considerably.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: It is now possible to deactivate the hatching display for the result diagram of member internal forces. In this way, you get a clear result representation when several result diagrams are displayed.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Revised calculation of the minimum reinforcement for taking into account restraint in connection with the specification of the reinforcement side to which the minimum reinforcement should be applied.
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: Optimization of approach for creep and shrinkage for the deformation analysis according to chapter 7.4.3, EN 1992-1-1
    • RF-CONCRETE Members: When components are exposed to fire on one side and on two opposing sides, the temperature in the reinforcing steel for the fire protection design had been determined with a value that was too high.
    • RF-CONCRETE Surfaces: Programming a COM interface to readout the module results. By means of the COM interface it is possible to export the results for the ULS from the add-on module to other programs (for example Excel, CAD programs etc.) for further use.
    • RF-CONCRETE Surfaces: When you select the function "Consider construction rules for walls", the program applies the perpendicular minimum reinforcement in accordance with the code in direction of the principal compression reinforcement and the horizontal minimum reinforcement in accordance with the code in the secondary direction.
  • Update Report no. 01000

    RX-TIMBER Frame 4-05-1633 | 11/02/2010
    • A new customer version RX-TIMBER Frame has been released.
    • Corrections and extensions concerning the entire program RX-TIMBER can be found in the update report for RX-TIMBER Glued-laminated Beam.
    • Problems of model representation have been eliminated. It happened, for example, that graphical problems occurred in the display of the structure.
    • On some computers it happened that entered data was no more available after saving.
    • User-defined rotational spring stiffnesses had not been applied in the calculation.
    • Member orientations of short intermediate members modeling the frame joint had been reverse. Thus, it was possible to apply the loads on these members in the wrong direction.
    • Text corrections in printout report
    • Limit deformation in serviceability limit state design could refer also to cantilevered beams.
    • The optional precamber in the serviceability limit state design had been applied with a negative value. The precamber option was deleted.
    • After saving and reopening the structure parameters of the geometry had been modified.
    • The design of the finger-jointed connection could not be considered by x-location.
    • The graphically displayed design ratio did not correspond to the real design ratio of the finger-jointed connection.
    • To some extent it was not possible to select user-defined materials.
    • Reduction of bending rigidities according to suggestion of Heimeshoff has been implemented for positive corner moments.
    • Settings for user-defined materials had not been applied in the design.
    • In case user-defined loads had been applied, the generated loads had not been taken into account.
    • Effective lengths could be exchanged for unsymmetrical frames.
  • Update Report no. 00997

    RX‑TIMBER Glued‑Laminated Beam 4-05-1632 | 11/02/2010
    • In case of a two-row definition of reinforcements for transversal tension, the program had taken into account only one bolt for the effective width in the bending stress design.
    • Due to normative limitations, it was not possible for complex beam types to select a code or national application document (NAD) of another country.
    • When different fire resistance classes had been selected for a structure, the charring rate was always calculated by means of the first selected fire resistance class.
    • The selection of the fire resistance class was not updated.
    • Shear force reduction for single loads near supports for the NAD of Austria has been implemented.
    • For tension stresses acting perpendicular to the grain and interacting with shear stresses, the factor kcrack had not been taken into account in the Eurocode.
    • Stiffnesses have been adjusted according to the modified NADs.
    • In accordance with the new NAD of DIN EN, the shear strengths within 1.5 m from the end of the end-grain wood member are increased by 30 %. Modified partial safety factors of the NAD for DIN EN have been integrated.
    • Almost every factor mentioned in DIN 1052 and EC 5 can be set by user-defined specifications in the detail settings, for example the kmod factors.
    • Horizontal concentrated loads were treated like vertical loads in the combination and in the support compression design. It was possible to apply the factor kc,90 with 1.0, which resulted in considerably lower stiffnesses.
    • Spelling mistakes and mistakes in translations have been corrected in the printout report.
    • In the wind load generation, concerning the inclination angles for example between 10° and 15°, the program does not interpolate any longer between negative and positive cpe factors but between zero and the respective positive or negative value.
    • Acc. to ÖN EN 1991-1-4, the program offers now for internal pressures also the selection of the simplified internal pressure. It is no longer necessary to calculate the ratio of the openings to the external wall.
    • The limitation for extending the bearing area by 3 cm according to EC 5 has been implemented.
    • Italian printout report has been added.
    • The load duration class (LDC) for live loads could not be edited freely. In user-defined loads, it is possible to select the load type, category and LDC freely.
    • Modifications in the serviceability limit state design according to several NADs have been implemented.
    • It happened that a manually defined compression value for the basic wind velocity was recalculated with the factor 100 after saving.
    • For the beam type 6, the program generated an insufficient background model for some geometries. Error messages occurred. The modeling for such geometries has been changed. 
    • Modified shear stiffness according to ÖNORM has been added. Optional reduction of the stiffness with 1/(1+kdef) according to EC 5 has been added when it was required in the relevant NAD.
    • Minor deviations in the calculation of the torsional moment have been corrected.
    • Characteristic stiffness parameters according to EC 5 have been adjusted.
    • Optimization has been adjusted to modified user settings.
    • Calculation of torsional moment has been revised.
    • Applied distance of stiffening bracing was not displayed in the printout report.
    • The external pressure coefficients in the wind load generation have been adjusted to the new NAD for Austria.
    • Wind and snow load generation for domes according to Eurocode have been integrated in beam type 4.
    • Sometimes the program treated wind and snow as permanent loads. This resulted in a reduction of stiffnesses that was too high and not allowed.
  • Update Report no. 00994

    RF-PUNCH 4-05-1395 | 10/07/2010
    • Elimination of a problem in RF-PUNCH. When the add-on module was opened, the message "An invalid argument was encountered." was displayed for several files.
  • Update Report no. 00967

    CONCRETE 7-03-1162 | 08/20/2010
    • Release of national annexes of EN 1992-1-1 for Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Slovenia
    • Revision of approach for calculating the minimum reinforcement concerning the absorption of effects due to restraint. Now you have the possibility to control the layout of As,min,restraint individually. By using this option you control not only the reinforcement layout but the application of the equations 130a+b, DIN 1045-1:2008. These equations will be applied only in case of a symmetrical reinforcement layout.
    • Automatic calculation of required concrete cover, depending on concrete cover according to the national annexes of EN 1992-1-1
    • Improvement of the selection of design standards by separate control of the main standards and the national annexes of Eurocode 2
    • Improvement of output for anchorage lengths of longitudinal reinforcement. The length of anchorage is now calculated and displayed from the leading edge of the defined support.
    • The arrangement of the link reinforcement according to spacings has been improved. With the defined link spacing you calculate the possible number of spacing areas with which the link reinforcement will be arranged.
    • Improvement of automatic reinforcement layout (A_s,top / A_s,bottom - optimized)
    • Improvement of deformation analysis according to EN 1992-1-1 for continuous beams
  • SUPER-RC 6-03-2661 | 08/11/2008
  • SUPER-RC 5-14-452 | 03/28/2006
  • C-TO-T 5-14-098 | 02/03/2005
  • C-TO-T 5-14-090 | 12/03/2004
  • C-TO-T 5-14-077 | 09/20/2004
  • C-TO-T 5-14-063 | 07/01/2004
  • C-TO-T 5-13-061 | 12/11/2003
  • C-TO-T 5-13-037 | 07/09/2003
  • SUPER-RC 5-12-046 | 12/18/2002
  • C-TO-T 5-11-051 | 09/17/2002
  • SUPER-RC 5-11-028 | 07/23/2002
  • SUPER-RC 5-09-020 | 08/13/2001
  • C-TO-T 5-08-018 | 04/25/2001
  • C-TO-T 5-08-012 | 02/22/2001
  • SUPER-RC 5-05-003 | 04/28/1999

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