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Is it possible to design flat slabs in RF-TENDON and RF-TENDON Design?

Answer

The add-on module is designed for prestress in the immediate or subsequent composite. The templates for the tendon geometry are based on parabolic diagrams. This means that the modules are not designed explicitly for the design of flat slabs.

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The geometric distribution for the free tendon position can not be determined automatically by the add-on modules. However, it is possible to use a user-defined tendon profile as a basis. A prestress without bond could be set by adjusting the friction factors.

The deformation analysis can not be performed in the RF-TENDON and RF-TENDON Design add-on modules . However, a deformation analysis on the side of RFEM in conjunction with RF-CONCRETE NL or RF-CONCRETE Deflect could be performed by applying the equivalent prestress loads . The equivalent prestressing loads are exported without the influence of long-term losses and would have to be reduced by a factor corresponding to these losses in RFEM.


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Flat slabs Monostairs Free tendon location Prestress without bond

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