FAQ 002052 EN

Modeling | Structure RFEM RSTAB 5.xx 8.xx

How can I use cross-section values (for example high, width...) for parametrization?

Answer

During the parameterization, you can access the internal values of a model, for example the values of a selected cross-section. The formula of b for the flange width is especially important here. This involves two special formulas.

The formula Cross Section() is embedded in the formula GetCsPar(;). CrossSection(n) is taken as a string from the n-th row of the cross-section table. GetCsPar (“Cross-section”; “ID”) requires the cross-section as a string and the value ID that is sought. You can obtain the ID from the window “Edit parameters” using the Info button, as shown in the figure. There are a lot of parameters that can help you also find the eccentric loads, for example.

Keywords

parametrization, parameter, cross-section

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RFEM 5.xx

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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RSTAB 8.xx

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The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions