FAQ 000727 EN

Display settings RFEM

Where can I find the results of the contact stress (soil pressure) for the elastic surface foundation or the member elastic foundation displayed on the screen?

Answer

The results of soil pressures are called contact stresses in RFEM and can be displayed with the Results navigator.

You can select the "Contact Stresses" for display below the respective navigator entry for surfaces and members.

For example, for surfaces it is sigma-z that represents the stress in the transition zone to the foundation (see picture).

The table display of results can be found in the results table 4.21 Surfaces - Contact Stresses and 4.7 Members - Contact Stresses.

These tables are reproduced in the printout report.

Key words

contact stress, soil pressure, elastic foundation, sigma-z

Contact us

Contact to Dlubal

Have you found your question?
If not, contact us or send us your question via the online form.

+49 9673 9203 0

info@dlubal.com

First Steps

First steps

We provide hints and tips to help you get started with the main programs RFEM and RSTAB.

Your support is by far the best

“Thank you very much for the useful information.

I would like to pay a compliment to your support team. I am always impressed how quickly and professionally the questions are answered. In the industry of structural analysis, I use several software including service contract, but your support is by far the best.”