FAQ 002539 EN

7 May 2019

Markus Baumgärtel Modeling | Structure RFEM

How do I model an elastic support of a rib on a wall when the downstand beam and the ceiling are mounted on the wall in reality? Is it necessary to provide the rib with an extra support of the elastic type?

Answer

Usually, it should be completely sufficient to only provide the ceiling slab with line supports. The rib as a T-beam is already a fixed part of the ceiling anyway.

If you still want to support the member with a nodal support accordingly, you could split the line just before the rib and remove the line support on the rest of the piece. By using this method, a warning message is not displayed during the calculation since both the nodal support and the line support are available on the node at the same time.

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