FAQ 002039 EN

Modeling | Structure RFEM RSTAB 5.xx 8.xx

In the case of compound timber cross-sections, it is possible to consider the "gamma" factor. How can I determine it?


You can determine the "gamma factor" according to EN 1995-1-1, Annex B. Among others, it depends on the slip modulus of a fastener and its distance as well as span length. However, this method is limited. Therefore, you can also create a pure member model and read or design the internal forces directly there. For more information, read the following Dlubal Blog articles: Alternative to Gamma Method: Semi-Rigid Composite Beam as Framework Model, Part 1 Alternative to Gamma Method: Semi-Rigid Composite Beam as Framework Model, Part 2

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