I design an eccentrically modeled wall beam in RF‑/STEEL Warping Torsion, which is loaded transversely with a distributed load. While the bending moments in the main program result in zero at the member start and member end due to the hinges, the RF‑/STEEL Warping Torsion add-on module displays moments at these locations, which incorrectly reduces the span moment.
How do I get the boundary moments equal to zero at this point?

Answer

Since the RF‑/STEEL EC3 or RF‑/STEEL Warping Torsion add-on module has its own solver, the eccentricities must also be considered here.

Therefore, it is recommended to adjust the support eccentricities within the add-on module, see Image 01.

Image 01 - Adjusting Eccentricity in Add-on Module

Thus, the span moment becomes maximum and the boundary moments zero, see Image 02.

Image 02 - Bending Moment Distribution of Wall Beam

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Horizontal beam Wall beam Eccentric Bending moment Moment

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