How can I consider holes in steel members?

Answer

For the calculation of members, you can define cross-sections in RSTAB and RFEM that create a member with regularly arranged openings (circular or honeycomb-shaped).

If you want to position a single hole in a steel beam, you can use the "Generate Surface from Member" function and then place the hole as an opening in the web.

Keywords

Holes Openings Web opening

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