FAQ 002374 EN

Add-on Modules RF-CONCRETE RF-CONCRETE NL

I have modelled a precast slab as "orthotropic surface". Can I use these surfaces also in reinforced concrete design?

Answer

Yes, you can use "orthotropic surfaces" for the reinforced concrete design in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces.

If you only would like to carry out serviceability limit state designs, you do not have to define additional settings in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces concerning the surface type.

You need the RF-CONCRETE NL add-on module to perform the serviceability limit state designs. Select in the "serviceability limit state" tab (in the dialog box "1.1 General Data") the design method "Nonlinear...". See Figure 01.

You can then change the surface type to "Constant" in the dialog box "1.3 Surfaces" so that the serviceability limit state design is also possible here. See Figure 02.

Keywords

orthotropy, orthotropic surface, precast slab, precast elements

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RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
810.00 USD
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

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD