I have a foundation kept in one direction (X- or Y-direction) by connected ice walls (tie beams). From the determination of internal forces in RFEM, I get the horizontal support forces in the X- and Y-direction. This is correct. However, the foundations in the X‑direction are supported due to the ice walls. Is it possible to 'switch off' or neglect the support reaction from RFEM for the foundation design in RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro?

Answer

Yes, it is possible.

You can find the control in the design details of the respective design case in RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro.

On the one hand, you can select the support load (Px, Py, Pz, Mx or My) that should not be considered in the design. On the other hand, you can also determine whether the forces or moments should be deactivated for a specific direction only or for all directions.

However, it is important that the deactivation of the support load is effective for all designs of the design case. If the support load Px should only be deactivated for the design of sliding, but not for all other design, you can control this by creating two design cases.

Keywords

Deactivate support loads Foundation design Support load Px Py Pz Mx My Single foundations Ice walls Tie beams

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