FAQ 003612 EN
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FAQ 003612 | For cross-section design of a flat steel, I obtain abnormally high shear stresses due to the torsion in the STEEL EC3 add-on module, which can be disproved by a simple manual calculation. What is the error?
The RF-/STEEL EC3 add-on module can perform the design of fillet welds for all parametric, welded cross-sections of the cross-section library.
SHAPE-THIN determines the effective cross-sections according to EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-5 for cold-formed sections. You can optionally check the geometric conditions for the applicability of the standard specified in EN 1993‑1‑3, Section 5.2.
The effects of local plate buckling are considered according to the method of reduced widths and the possible buckling of stiffeners (instability) is considered for stiffened sections according to EN 1993-1-3, Section 5.5.
As an option, you can perform an iterative calculation to optimize the effective cross-section.
You can display the effective cross-sections graphically.
Read more about designing cold-formed sections with SHAPE-THIN and RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections in this technical article: Design of a Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed C-Section According to EN 1993-1-3.
- Why is there no stability analysis displayed in the results despite the activation of the stability analysis in RF‑/STEEL EC3?
- In RF‑/STEEL EC3, is the "Elastic design (also for Class 1 and Class 2 cross-sections)" option under "Details → Ultimate Limit State" considered for a stability analysis when activated?
- How can I design any SHAPE‑THIN cross-section in detail in RFEM or RSTAB?
- I compare the flexural buckling design according to the equivalent member method and the internal forces according to the linear static analysis with the stress calculation according to the second-order analysis including imperfections. The differences are very large. What is the reason?
- I cannot see any members if the RF-/STEEL EC3 add-on module is selected as a "load case," why?
- To which axes refer the support rotations and support eccentricities in RF‑/STEEL EC3 Warping Torsion?
- What does the load application point in RF-/STEEL EC3 Warping Torsion refer to?
When designing a beam, I would like to neglect the torsion included in the stability analyses using the filters described in Knowledge Base Article #001498.
I define the filter, but the torsion warning appears at the same x‑location again. Do the design internal forces change, or why is that?
What are the options in RFEM or RSTAB for determining the ideal elastic critical moment for any cross-sections and systems/loads?
Is it also possible to design flat steel (brackets, flat steel stringers of staircases)?
- I perform a stability analysis according to the second-order analysis. Why is the partial safety factor γM1 used for the stress analysis here?