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FAQ 003015 EN

29 April 2019

Calculation RFEM RSTAB

Why is the result of the formula calculation output by the factor 1000 too small compared to the numerical calculation, even though there are no dimensions?

Answer

When entering formulas with values without dimensions, it is assumed that they are SI units. If the searched-for unit is not a SI unit but a multiple thereof (for example, SI unit), kN instead of N), the result is scaled accordingly. For the example in the figure, 1000 N / m would be 1 kN / m.

Keywords

Formula Formula Editor Units Unitless Dimensionless

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