FAQ 002277 EN

Add-on Modules RF-CONCRETE RF-CONCRETE NL

How can I design a slab with downstand beams in RF-CONCRETE NL? I would like to know the deformations in state II; however, this does not seem to work with the entered rib members. Is there an alternative for entering this?

Answer

It is right that the rib members defined in the structure are not considered when calculating realistic deformations in state II. However, you can solve this issue by displaying the downstand beams not as rib member but by replacing them as surface model. Thus, the complete slab can be displayed as plate structure and designed with RF-CONCRETE NL in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces.

Keywords

rib, downstand beam, RF-CONCRETE NL, RF-CONCRETE Surfaces, state II, deformations, cracked state, design, slab, surface model

RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)

RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Physical and geometrical nonlinear calculation of beam and plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete