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In RF-PUNCH Pro, the input dialog box "1.4 Longitudinal Reinforcement" shows all surfaces that connect to the selected node for design. For example, in a punching shear design on a wall corner, the surfaces that actually represent the walls are also defined. I can also define a longitudinal reinforcement for these surfaces. Is this somehow applied? Why do I see these surfaces in the dialog box 1.4?

Answer

You are right. In the input dialog box "1.4 Longitudinal Reinforcement", we first display all surfaces connected to the selected node for design. This also includes the walls in the wall corner that you mentioned.

However, the definition of the position of the longitudinal reinforcement for these walls does not become relevant for the punching design in the floor slab.

Starting with version 5.19.01 of RFEM, a filter has been installed with which you can only display the surfaces for which the definition of the position of the longitudinal reinforcement is relevant.

You can find the Filter button in the input dialog box 1.4 on the bottom right. See Figure 01.

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