FAQ 003250 EN

4 July 2019

Thomas Günthel Modeling | Structure RFEM

I have several surfaces with elastic foundations, which have line hinges among each other. Is the elastic foundation also applied in the area of the line hinges?


Figure 01 shows an example. As you can see, the same contact stresses are generated at each location of the surfaces and thus the elastic foundation springs have been applied correctly everywhere.

Since line hinges are internal line releases, the same applies to the line releases.


Foundation Line hinge Line release


Contact us

Contact to Dlubal

Did you find your question?
If not, contact us via our free e-mail, chat, or forum support, or send us your question via the online form.

+49 9673 9203 0


RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD