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FAQ 002839 EN

9 April 2019


The sum of the bearing forces differs in my model from the internal forces in the results bar. What can this be?


Especially if you have modeled walls by means of surfaces, there may be a deviation between the sum of the bearing forces and the shear forces in the result bar. This is because the surface intersection sizes are integrated into stump sizes. Depending on the size of the FE network, it can lead to falsified or inaccurate results.

You can use the following procedure to improve the results:

  • Reduce the size of the FE mesh. The deviations between the bearing forces and the thrust forces should then approach 0.
  • Increase the splitting for result curves in the calculation parameters. This also leads to an approximation of the results.
In the result curves there is the possibility to display a smoothing line, which blurs the internal forces of the result bar over the total length.


Result bar Deviation Horizontal thrust Earthquake Total

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