Since a surface is a 2D object whose thickness is considered a physical property, the results are displayed either on the positive or the negative side.
The position of the positive or negative surface side can be controlled by the local axis system of the surface: the positive surface side is the side in which the positive z-axis runs. The negative surface side lies in the direction of the negative z‑axis. You can activate the axis system of the surface using the 'Display' navigator (see Figure 01).
You can use the '+/- z-Surface Side' option to check the position of the surface sides (see Figure 02). It is important for the definition of foundations with failure or also for a reinforcement layout. The top side of a surface is shown in red, the bottom side in blue.
The model is constructed by means of parameters for geometry and loads and regenerates when the parameters are changed.
Buildings made of cross-laminated timber (CLT), glued-laminated timber and OSB panels modeled with the RFEM program
The number of degrees of freedom in a node is no longer a global calculation parameter in RFEM (6 degrees of freedom for each mesh node in 3D models, 7 degrees of freedom for the warping torsion analysis). Thus, each node is generally considered with a different number of degrees of freedom, which leads to a variable number of equations in the calculation.
This modification speeds up the calculation, especially for models where a significant reduction of the system could be achieved (e.g. trusses and membrane structures).
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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