RF-/JOINTS Steel - Tower Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

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Design of Nominally Pinned Joints of Members Used in Lattice Towers According to Eurocode 3

The RF-/JOINTS Steel - Tower add‑on module designs nominally pinned bolted connections of members used in lattice towers according to:

  •  EN 1993‑1‑8 (including National Annexes)

  1. General data

    Features

    • Wide range of joint types, for example:
      • Bolted connection of diagonals without gusset plate 2D
      • Bolted connection of diagonals without gusset plate 3D
      • Bolted column joint
    • T-, K- and KT-joints considered for connections of diagonals
    • Various categories of connections:
      • A - shear/hole bearing connection
      • B - slip-resistant connection at serviceability limit state
      • C - slip-resistant connection at ultimate limit state
    • Bolt strength classes of 4.6 - 10.9
    • Bolt diameters M12 - M42
    • Modifiable bolt spacing
    • Visualization of the entire connection in the view window
  2. Entering nodes and members

    Input

    After selecting a joint type, design standard, and connection category, you can open Window 1.2 to define nodes imported from RFEM/RSTAB to be designed on the connection. Optionally, you can define the connection geometry manually.

    The other input windows include connection parameters such as bolt diameters, the number of bolts, and the distance between bolts. Loads are imported automatically from RFEM/RSTAB or entered manually in the case of user-defined joint definition.

  3. Checks summary

    Design

    After the calculation, RF-/JOINTS Steel - Tower displays the following designs:

    • Net section design
    • Bearing resistance design
    • Shear
    • Block shear resistance
    • Sliding
  4. Visualization of joint in RF-JOINTS Steel - Tower

    Results

    At first, the governing joint designs are arranged in groups and displayed with the basic geometry of the joint in the first result window. In the other result windows, you can see all fundamental design details such as the bearing resistance, shearing, sliding, and others.

    Dimensions, material properties, and welds important for the connection construction are displayed immediately and can be printed directly. It is possible to visualize the connections in RF-/JOINTS Steel - Tower or in the RFEM/RSTAB model.

    All graphics can be included in the RFEM/RSTAB printout report or printed directly. Result graphics to scale provide the option of an optimal visual check right from the design phase.

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PRICE for RFEM (VAT excluded)

  • RF-JOINTS Steel - Tower 5.xx

    670.00 USD

  • Next License

    301.50 USD

PRICE for RSTAB (VAT excluded)

  • JOINTS Steel - Tower 8.xx

    670.00 USD

  • Next License

    301.50 USD

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