The design ratio of the cross-section check is different for the RF‑/STEEL and RF‑/STEEL EC3 add-on module. What is the reason?

Answer

Cross-sections assigned to Class 1 or Class 2 are designed plastically in RF‑/STEEL EC3 by default. In order to be able to compare the results with RF‑/STEEL, please activate the elastic design the cross-sections of Class 1 and Class 2 (Figure 02) in Details of RF‑/STEEL EC3.

Please also check whether the same partial safety factor γ for the resistances of the cross-sections is defined in both add-on modules (Figure 03 and Figure 04).

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