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How do I model a suspended membrane roof structure with line supports?

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A suspended, linearly supported membrane roof structure can be modeled in RFEM using the RF‑FORM‑FINDING add-on module. To do this, define:

  1. Load-bearing structure around the membrane roof
  2. Boundary elements of the membrane consisting of cable elements with the corresponding form-finding settings
  3. Membrane between the boundary elements with the corresponding form-finding settings
  4. Support boundary conditions for transferring the loads
  5. Load case with the "Form-finding" action category to describe the form-finding loads in addition to the prestress

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Suspended Linear Hole Mast Cable truss Cable arch

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RFEM 5
RFEM

Main Program

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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RFEM 5
RF-FORM-FINDING

Add-on Module

Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures

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