FAQ 002409 EN

13 February 2019

Markus Baumgärtel Add-on Modules RF-PUNCH Pro

How does RF‑PUNCH Pro calculate the VEd values of the punching load?

Answer

RF-PUNCH Pro does not determine the punching load by adding support loads, but directly from shear forces of a plate in the critical perimeter.

When comparing with a control calculation, there might be discrepancy in the results as the punching load is influenced by the FE mesh and possibly also by singularity effects in the FE calculation.

A detailed description of the method used in RF‑PUNCH Pro can be found in the technical article in our Knowledge Base, which you can find under Links below.

Keywords

punching load critical perimeter

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RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-PUNCH Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Punching shear design of foundations and slabs with nodal and line supports

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