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The material model Orthotropic Masonry 2D is an elastoplastic model that additionally allows softening of the material, which can be different in the local x- and y-direction of a surface. The material model is suitable for (unreinforced) masonry walls with in-plane loads.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Is it possible to apply the minimum bending moments according to DIN EN 1992‑1‑1 in RF‑PUNCH Pro?
- In RF‑PUNCH Pro, I get the message No. 58 saying that the surface load inside the critical perimeter cannot be determined for result combinations. Why is this message displayed? How can I avoid it?
- How is the collapse reinforcement considered in RF‑PUNCH Pro?
- Is the punching load in RF‑PUNCH Pro taken from the support forces of line supports in the case of the design on a wall corner? Which lengths are decisive for applying the support forces?
- In RF‑PUNCH Pro, the '1.4 Longitudinal Reinforcement' dialog box shows all surfaces connected to the nodes selected for design. So in the case of punching shear design on a wall corner, for example, it shows the surfaces that actually represent the walls. I can also define longitudinal reinforcement for these surfaces. Is this somehow recognized? Why do I see these surfaces in the dialog box 1.4?
- In RF-PUNCH Pro, I use the sector model to determine the load increasing factor ß. However, due to singularities in the surface internal forces, the ß-values are sometimes set too high. How can I handle this?
- I often edit the reinforcement provided by the program. Adjusting the reinforcement by using coordinates takes much effort and time if having several beams in the model. Is there any way to speed up the reinforcement editing?
- How do you define the descriptions of various reinforcement results,such as the required reinforcement?
- How are the creep and shrinkage for columns considered in RF‑CONCRETE Members?
- Why do I get such a small amount of reinforcement for the upstand beam? The amount of reinforcement for the downstand beams is significantly larger.
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
Punching shear design of foundations and slabs with nodal and line supports