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How do I model a tent roof with two cone tips?

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A tent roof with two cone tips can be modeled in RFEM using the RF‑FORM‑FINDING add-on module. For this, proceed as follows:

  1. For each conic area, generate a separate membrane surface around the larger boundary line.
  2. Integrate the opening of the cut cone tips into the base areas.
  3. Align the axis systems of the respective conical membrane surfaces to the center line.
  4. Define the "Projection" form-finding method for the conical membrane surfaces.
  5. Support the membrane edges sufficiently and start the form-finding process.

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids, and contact elements

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Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures

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