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Webinar | FEA Troubleshooting and Optimization in RFEM
First Steps with RFEM
This webinar demonstrates how to model with solid elements in RFEM.
03:00 Member instability using RF-STABILITY
12:25 Member critical load instability
19:04 Surface critical load instability
24:10 FE mesh size optimization
30:50 Adaptive mesh refinement tool
35:00 Singularities and average regions
42:42 Singularities and rigid members
47:00 Member eccentricity general considerations
55:44 Member eccentricity and composite behavior
59:44 Nonlinear line releases
Dlubal Webinar Instability Stability Buckling FE mesh Mesh size Adaptive mesh refinement Singularity Average region Rigid member Eccentricity Offset Composite Line release Webinar about Dlubal Software Webinar Dlubal Tutorial
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Knowledge Base Articles
When connecting tension -loaded components with bolted connections, the cross -section weakening due to the bolt holes must be considered in the ultimate limit state design. The following article describes how the design of the tension resistance according to DIN EN 1993-1-1 can be performed with the net cross-section area of the tension member in the RF-/STEEL EC3 add-on module.
Product Features Articles
The material model Orthotropic Masonry 2D is an elastoplastic model that additionally allows softening of the material, which can be different in the local x- and y-direction of a surface. The material model is suitable for (unreinforced) masonry walls with in-plane loads.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Is it possible to calculate and design "temporary structures"? What do I need for this?
- How can I create a twisted beam in RFEM?
- How can I perform the design of the tension resistance of a smooth column in a smooth bucket column base, that is, the design against pulling out the column?
- 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?
- In the RF‑/STEEL EC3 add-on module, I obtain an extremely high design ratio for a member in the case of "Biaxial bending, shear and axial force." Although the axial force is relatively high, the design ratio seems to be unrealistic. What is the reason?
- For which programs is the STEEL Warping Torsion add-on module available?
- How do you define the descriptions of various reinforcement results,such as the required reinforcement?
- How are the creep and shrinkage for columns considered in RF‑CONCRETE Members?
- Why do I get such a small amount of reinforcement for the upstand beam? The amount of reinforcement for the downstand beams is significantly larger.