Is it also possible to apply a surface load inside the critical perimeter in RF‑PUNCH Pro?


Yes, it is possible to consider the load on the surface inside the critical perimeter as of the program version RFEM 5.20.01.

For example, when determining the punching load in the critical perimeter at a wall corner or a wall end, the additional option is available at the end of Window 1.5. See Figure 01.

You can also select here whether to enter or automatically determine the surface load.

The result window 2.1 shows which surface load or additional load has been taken into account.


Wall corner Wall end Punching shear Surface load Critical perimeter Perimeter Punching


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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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