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How many soil samples do I need to define in RF-SOILIN to obtain realistic results?

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Essentially, a soil sample is sufficient to define the terrain model or soil structure. However, if the layer thicknesses change along the foundation body, further soil samples should be defined, of course (see Figure 01).

The result of the soil structure can be displayed in the screen view of RFEM (see Figure 02).

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RF-SOILIN Soil samples Foundation

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RFEM Main Program
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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RF-SOILIN 5.xx

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Soil-structure interaction analysis and determination of elastic foundation coefficients based on soil data

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