How can I create a rectangular timber profile in the COMPOSITE-BEAM program?


The program COMPOSITE-BEAM for the design of composite beams is effected in accordance with ENV 1994-1-1: 1992-10. This standard specifies a composite profile consisting of steel sections and reinforced concrete.

The design of composite beams consisting of timber and reinforced concrete is carried out according to EN 1995-1-3. In this case, the time-dependent load states t=0, t=3-7 years and t= unlimited have to be analyzed in particular. These states are usually taken into account by means of impressed strains. This is done manually in the RFEM program. For this and many other reasons, it is not possible to design timber-concrete composite beams in the COMPOSITE-BEAM program.

However, on our homepage you can find a lot of information about the design of timber-concrete composite beams, for example here.


Composite beam Timber-concrete Pre-standard Design Time-dependent


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