Similarly to a cross-section of a beam component, the composition can be seen as a cross-section of a surface component. By optimally determining the type and position of a layer, it is possible to improve specific global properties of a composite surface when compared to a similar single-layer, homogeneous surface with respect to its application area. In the area of structural engineering, the multilayer components are thus used in many places.
Selected Compositions in Structural Engineering
- Sandwich panel made of a foam insulation core and two outer metal cover plates
- Cross-laminated timber panel made of several board layers lying cross-flat on top of each other
- Insulated glass pane consisting of at least two glass panes with a gas layer between them
Implementation in RFEM
RF-LAMINATE can analyse laminate surfaces (for example, cross-laminated timber) according to Laminate Theory and RF‑GLASS can analyse compound panes of insulating glass.
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
Deflection analysis and stress design of laminate and sandwich surfaces
Design of single-layer, laminated and insulating glass