Glossary Term

A component in RFEM is a partial surface that results from the intersection of surfaces.

If there are at least two surfaces intersected each other by using the 'Create Intersection' option, several surface components are generated from the parent surfaces. These partial surfaces are called components in RFEM.

After creating an intersection, you can change properties of the individual components. For example, you can deactivate components, change their thicknesses or materials, or use their own FE mesh refinement.


Component Parent surface Intersection



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

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