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4 February 2020

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Ulrich Lex

Calculation

RFEM

RF-GLASS

How is the coupling stiffness determined in RF‑GLASS?

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In RF‑GLASS, there are two different types of calculations. On the one hand, there is the "2D" calculation. In this case, a glass structure is displayed as a surface element. When considering the shear coupling, the program determines an equivalent cross-section by using the laminate theory On the other hand, there is the "3D" calculation. In this case, the composition is modeled as a solid element in the calculation, and thus the effectiveness of stiffnesses between the foil and glass is determined exactly when considering the coupling.

Further information about the calculation methods can be found in the RF‑GLASS manual, Chapter 2.

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Coupling stiffness Laminated glass Coupling

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