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AnswerTo consider average regions when designing in RF-LAMINATE, they must always be activated in the detail settings of the add-on module. See Figure 01 with the detailed settings in RF-LAMINATE for this.
In the Result Diagrams dialog box, it is possible to create average regions to prepare the results for engineering. This function is available with the 'Edit Average Regions' button. The dialog box in Figure 1 opens.
Define the average regions in the table columns on the left; entries for Start, End, and Length are interdependent. Each region can be activated separately. The 'Use for Results' section controls for which deformations, internal forces, stresses, or strains a smoothing is to be performed. The smoothing can be constant or linear for all average regions.
Furthermore, an average line can be displayed over the entire result diagram via the button of the same name (Figure 2).
The integral of the average region is displayed if the 'With Result Interpretations' checkbox is selected in the settings of the result diagrams (Figure 3).
When the stresses occur concentrated at an FE-point, it is often a singularity. In many cases, it is often sufficient to arrange mean stress regions at the corner points or singularity locations (see Figure 01). The stresses should then be significantly smaller in these areas.
AnswerTo define an average region on curved surfaces, the projection direction has to be clearly defined. Since this is not possible for the "Perpendicular" option, you can define the direction yourself. Either along the global axes X, Y, and Z, or with a vector.
In order to consider average regions in designs, you have to activate this option in detailed settings of add-on modules.
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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
With the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation, wind flows around simple or complex structures can be simulated by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
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