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FAQ 004114 | In a nonlinear structural system, some load cases do not converge. However, load combinations can be calculated without any problems. What could be the reason for this?
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QuestionIn a nonlinear structural system, some load cases do not converge. However, load combinations can be calculated without any problems. What could be the reason for this?
AnswerWhen defining nonlinearities, such as support failure under tension, it may happen that some load cases cannot be calculated. If these are the loads that cannot exist without other stabilizing loads, the problem resolution is simple: You can set the load cases to "Not To Be Calculated." As a result, the load combinations are only considered in the "Calculate All" option of the calculation process. This is possible because some loads can never appear without a dead load, for example.
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RFEM and RSTAB provide numerous options for nonlinear definitions of nodal supports. With regard to an earlier article, further possibilities of the nonlinear support design for a movable support are shown in a simple example in the following. For better understanding, the result is always compared to a linearly defined support.
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