Plate and Shell Modeling in RFEM - Part 1

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  • Introduction to RFEM and RF-LAMINATE add-on module
  • Analysis of CLT structure
  • Design of CLT structure per CSA O86:14
  • Tips for optimal modeling

Time Schedule

00:00 Introduction
01:49 Review of initial structure geometry and loading in RFEM
08:45 CLT input data in RF-LAMINATE
29:18 Application of "line releases" and "line hinges"
42:05 Analysis and design of CLT panels according to CSA O86:14
45:55 Addressing FEA singularities with "FE mesh refinements" and "average regions"
54:58 Review of additional results including members and joints
58:32 Conclusion


Amy Heilig, PE

Amy Heilig, PE

CEO - USA Office
Sales & Technical Support Engineer

Amy Heilig is the CEO of the USA office located in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, she provides sales and technical support and continues to aid in the development of Dlubal Software programs for the North American market.


CSA CSA O86 CSA O86:14 Wood design Tmber design CLT Cross-laminated timber Cross laminated timber design Finite element Finite element analysis FEA

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