How can I consider holes in steel members?


For the calculation of members, it is possible to define the cross-sections in RFEM and RSTAB that create a member with the openings arranged regularly (circular or honeycombed).
If you want to place a single hole in a steel beam, you can use the "Generate Surfaces from Member" tool and put the hole as a circular opening into the web surface.


Hole Opening Cutout Web opening

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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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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