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When converting from manual definition of the reinforcement areas to automatic arrangement of the reinforcement according to Window 1.4, the result of the deformation calculation changes, although the basic reinforcement has not been modified. What is the reason for this change?

Answer

When using the automatic arrangement of the reinforcement, make sure that, in addition to the basic reinforcement, additional reinforcement is applied, if applicable, for the serviceability limit state designs. The default setting in the add-on module is such that the required reinforcement from the ultimate limit state is also applied for the SLS.

You can select the reinforcement that is applied for the SLS under "Additional Reinforcement for Serviceability Limit State Design." The Info button explains the individual options (Figure 02).

The reinforcement applied for the designs can be reproduced with the function "Check applied for SLS design" (Figure 03).

Keywords

Deformation State II (cracked) Specified reinforcement Basic reinforcement

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