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FAQ 002771 EN 2 April 2019

Bastian Ackermann Modeling | Structure RFEM RSTAB

How can a displacement of bars in a certain connection point be taken into account?

Answer

There are basically two options here:

  • The use of rod eccentricities, see technical contribution Consideration of rod and surface eccentricities
  • In the case of, for example, differently defined rod end joints in combination with different dimensions of offsets, the use of couplings or rigid rods may help, see Figure 1

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Eccentricity Stabexzentrizität Offset Eccentric Stabendgelenk Connection

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