Is there a possibility to calculate walls as sandwich elements in RFEM 5 or in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces?

Answer

Unfortunately, the RF-CONCRETE Surfaces Add-on module to RFEM 5 is not designed for the calculation of sandwich elements. Therefore, there are no essential designs for structural components like e.g. design of the shear joint. No matter if it is a wall or a slab.


The bending design, and in particular the check of shear resistance, is considered for constant cross-sections.

You can model the sandwich elements as surfaces with a constant thickness and perform the design in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces. The additionally required designs would have to be performed manually, if necessary.

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Sandwich Sandwich element Precast element Prefabricated walls Surfaces Shells Walls

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