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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?


The results of the soil stresses are referred to as "contact stresses" in RFEM and are displayed on the model using the Results navigator.

Under each of the Surfaces and Members section, you can select the contact stresses to be displayed. For surfaces, For example, sigma-z represents the stress in the transition to the foundation (see Figure).

Tabular output is directed to the results tables 4.21 surfaces - contact stresses and 4.7 bars - contact forces. For surfaces, it is also possible to display the total sum of contact stresses of the individual surfaces using Table 4.21 Surfaces - Contact Stresses.

These tables are also shown in the printout report.


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