Form-Finding and Calculation of Tensile Membrane Structures in RFEM 6
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In this webinar, we show you new features and how to perform the form-finding in RFEM 6 for various tensile membrane structures.
Date | Time
|3:29||Presentation of new features|
|30:49||Form-finding and calculation of various tensile membrane structures|
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Hörold
Marketing & Public Relations
Mr. Hörold takes care of the Dlubal Software website, creates press releases as well as marketing materials, and is the moderator of the German and English webinars.
Stefan Hoffmann, M.Sc.
Product Engineering & Customer Support
Mr. Hoffmann is responsible for development in the areas of dynamic analysis, membrane structures, and RWIND. In addition, he provides technical support for our customers.
Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Andreas Niemeier, M.Eng.
Mr. Niemeier is responsible for the development of RFEM, RSTAB, and the add-on modules for tensile membrane structures. Also, he is responsible for quality assurance and customer support.
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RFEM 6 includes the Form-Finding add-on to determine the equilibrium shapes of surface models subjected to tension and members subjected to axial forces. Activate this add-on in the model's Base Data and use it to find the geometric position in which the prestress of lightweight structures is in equilibrium with the existing boundary conditions.
The structural analysis program RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular software system. The main program RFEM 6 is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program can also design combined structures as well as solid and contact elements.
Form-Finding for RFEM 6
The Form-Finding add-on finds the optimal shape of members subjected to axial forces and tension-loaded surface models. The shape is determined by the equilibrium between the member axial force or the membrane stress and the existing boundary conditions.