FAQ 003241 EN

1 July 2019

Results RFEM Structural Analysis & Design

When displaying the result diagram on member (rib type), the display option is the internal force VL. What is this value and how is it calculated?


The force VL is the longitudinal shear force between the surface and the member and is calculated as an integrated shear flow between the slab and the beam at a given point in the beam.


VL force Longitudinal shear force between surface and member Integrated shear flow

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