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T&T 005 | Eccentricities - Member Eccentricities
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This video shows two options of absolute offset and relative offset for creating member eccentricities. It explains the influence of eccentricity on the resulting internal forces.
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In this article, the influence of member eccentricities on the determination of internal forces is shown on three simple models.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How can I assign a common eccentricity to several different cross-sections at once?
- Does RFEM recognize that a member is connected to a surface despite the eccentricity?
- Why does an eccentric member receive axial forces, although it is only loaded by shear forces?
- How can I create member eccentricities in RS‑COM?
- Why is it not possible to define eccentricity in the Z‑direction in my 2D model?
- How can I select the side of eccentrically connected members in RSTAB, on which the hinge is effective?
- How do you consider an offset of members at a particular connection point?
- I would like to calculate and design "temporary structures." What do I need for this?
- I design timber components. The deformations of load combinations deviate from the manual calculation exactly by the factor of the material partial safety factor. Why?
- I often edit the reinforcement provided by the program. Adjusting the reinforcement by using coordinates takes much effort and time if having several beams in the model. Is there any way to speed up the reinforcement editing?