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I have used the RF- / DYNAM Pro add-on module to generate the governing result combinations of seismic loads. What is the next way to perform a design of the individual components?

Answer

With the equivalent loads and forced vibrations add-on modules, you can create result combinations that contain the governing combinations of seismic loads. To perform a design with them, they have to be combined further on the basis of the unusual combination. This combination is, for example, in the EN 1990 clause 6.4.3.4:

${\mathrm E}_{\mathrm d}\;=\;\underset{}{\sum_{}^{}\;{\mathrm G}_{\mathrm k,\mathrm j}\;+\;\mathrm P\;+\;{\mathrm A}_{\mathrm{Ed}}\;+\;}\overset{}{\underset{}{\sum{\mathrm\psi}_{2,\mathrm i}\;{\mathrm Q}_{\mathrm k,\mathrm i}}}$

This unusual combination has to be defined manually in RFEM. Make sure that (for a direction combination with the 100/30% rule), both created result combinations from RF- / DYNAM Pro have to be added with the "Or" condition. Such a combination can be seen in Figure 02.

This unusual combination can then be used for further design. It is possible to evaluate the governing internal forces as well as to import and calculate this combination in the design modules.

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