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This is possible in RF-/FOUNDATION Pro by defining the soil profile.In the input dialog box '1.1 General Data', you can find the button that opens the dialog box for defining the soil profile.In the 'Soil Profile' dialog box, you can then set the PGL altitude and PGL'.Important:The profile of the grade line must not be higher than the profile of the ground elevation.For a bucket foundation, PGL or PGL' refers to the upper edge of the bucket.
The lap length design is performed according to DIN EN 1992‑1‑1, Section 8.7.3 or Section 10.9.6.3 for block and bucket foundations with the profiled bucket surface.You can optionally deactivate the design by using the [Details ...] button.An example of the lap length calculation for a bucket foundation can be found in the RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro manual, which you can download using the following link, or open it directly in the add-on module by pressing the [F1] key.
AnswerThe theoretical approaches for this can be found in "Leonhardt, Fritz. (1977). Vorlesungen über Massivbau, Drittel Teil, (3rd ed.). Berlin [etc.]: Springer."Special attention must be paid to Chapter 16.3 "Single Foundations for Columns."
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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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