29 September 2020

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Bastian Ackermann

Modeling | Loading

RFEM

RSTAB

In which case is it necessary to activate the self‑weight in load cases, such as wind?

Answer

Usually, you only need it once in the self-weight load case, not in any other load cases. Each additional load case should be considered in load combinations that are usually governing for determining internal forces.

The program allows you to activate the self-weight for each load case. It is up to the user to decide which case this might be. For the reason mentioned above, the self-weight is only activated for the first load case by default (see Figure 01).

Figure 01 - Self-Weight Active/Inactive

Keywords

Load case Self-weight Active Wind load Snow load Imposed load

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