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Structural Collapse Using RFEM 6 and Bullet Constraints Builder (BCB) in Blender
First Steps with RFEM
Designing structures for earthquake resistance is an important and constantly relevant topic. Many aspects can be simulated through collapse simulations.
The goal of using the RFEM 6 and Blender with the Bullet Constraints Builder add-on is to obtain a graphical representation of the collapse of a model based on real data of physical properties. RFEM 6 serves as the source of geometry and data for the simulation.
This is another example of why it is important to maintain our programs as so-called BIM Open, in order to achieve collaboration across software domains.
Do you want to learn how to simulate a collapse step by step?
Dlubal Knowledge Base Collapse Earthquake Blender Structural Collapse Deformation Silo Dlubal KB KNOWLEDGE BASE Technical article construction Civil Engineering Structural engineer Structural Design Structural Engineer Structural analysis RFEM 6 RSTAB 9 Dlubal Software
- Earthquake Record CSV File | Bullet Constraints Builder
- Collapse of Silo Structure | Simulation Settings in Blender 2.79
- Collapse of Silo Structure | Rendering in Blender 3.5
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Until now, if you wanted to determine the centroid of a rectangle, it was necessary to define a line from one corner point to the diagonally opposite point. You obtained the centroid by dividing this line. In RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8, you now have the possibility to create a node between two points. Thus, it is sufficient to select the corner points; then you can determine the distance in absolute or relative values.
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