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Why are the results of the load cases e.g. For example, is the load case self-weight not identical with the first construction stage in the RF-/STAGES module?

Answer

If identical settings are defined in the main program, the failure to consider the material component safety factor in the load case is often the reason (Figure 1).

In the RF-/STAGES module, all calculations are always carried out taking into account the partial safety factor. If this is not considered, it must be set specifically for the material.

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construction stage Load case Material component safety factor

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