Set of Members

Glossary Term

Members can be combined in a set of members. In a continuous member, members are continuously connected to a node as in the case of a continuous beam.

Sets of members are combined members. Thus, several members can be treated like one member which might be desired at some locations in a structure (for example, for the lateral-torsional buckling analysis, the design of continuous beams, load application).

Types of Sets of Members in RFEM and RSTAB
  • A 'continuous member' is created by means of connected members which are not branching.
  • A 'group of members' consists of connected members which are probably branching.


Set of members Member Continuous member Group of members Continuous beam


RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

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The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

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2,550.00 USD