Why do I get much higher design ratios in RF-/STEEL compared to cross-section design in RF-/STEEL EC3?

Answer

In the RF-/STEEL add-on module, an equivalent stress design is performed according to von Mises. An elastic stress design (EL-EL) is to be made. In RF-/STEEL EC3, a classification is carried out before the design. If the cross-section is classified as class 1 or class 2, the design is performed against plastic limit internal forces. An EL-PL design is performed. If you do not want to use the plastic load reserves, you can switch the design to EL-EL in the details of the RF-/STEEL EC3 add-on module. The results are then comparable with RF-/STEEL.

Keywords

Elastic Plastic Stress analysis Limit internal forces Comparison

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