When calculating a glass pane with RFEM, no stresses are displayed. Is there an error?

Answer

For the surface type with the 'glass' stiffness, no stresses are displayed in RFEM. The reason is that this stiffness type is only a placeholder for the RF-GLASS add-on module. This means that it is necessary to enter further data for the glass pane, such as the layers, nodal supports, edge members, and the load duration data. You can enter these data in the RF‑GLASS add‑on module. It is also possible to evaluate the stresses, loads and deformations by layer in the add-on module (see Figure 01 and Figure 02).

On our homepage, you can find two interesting webinars about the RF-GLASS add-on module.

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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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RFEM Glass Structures
RF-GLASS 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of single-layer, laminated and insulating glass

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