What means the option Alignment of new elements in "Initial position" and "Tangential" in RF‑STAGES?

Answer

The option controls how new structural elements in the construction stages are applied to the already existing deformed structure.

Initial position:
The new elements are applied with the orientation to the initial position, that is, to the provided geometry. The deformations are compensated throughout the construction process. In theory, there is a buckling in the geometry (Figure 02 1.)

Tangential:
The new elements are applied with the orientation of the already existing deformed elements, that is, tangential to them. The deformations are not compensated throughout the construction process. In theory, there is no buckling in the geometry (Figure 02 2.)


Keywords

Construction stages Compensation Implementation Orientation

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