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The load values of generated loads are recorded in Table "3.15 Generated Loads." It is not possible to make any changes there.
If you want to change the loads, you have to disconnect the generated loads. You can do this quickly by using the shortcut menu of the load (see the figure).
Yes, it is possible. To do this, activate the 'Name' option, see Figure 1.
AnswerYes, it is possible to create a new standard where you can modify all values.This user-defined standard will be saved so you can use it again at any time.
When displaying the "Values on Surfaces" result values, there are two distinctions.The result values are displayed either "On grid and user-defined points" or "On FE mesh points."When displaying them "On grid and user-defined points," the results are displayed in the distance of the grid points.The distance of the grid points is a property of the surface and can be controlled in the "Edit Surface" dialog box.As an alternative, you can display the result values "On FE mesh points."The number of the FE mesh points depends on the generated FE mesh size.You can control the displayed color gradient by selecting the "Distribution of Internal Forces/Stresses" option in the Display navigator. See the FAQ below.
AnswerThe difference between RFEM and RF-CONCRETE Columns is caused by setting the result combinations to Max Values. If you switch to Min or Max and Min Values, the same values are displayed as in the design module.
AnswerFor this, the results including the result values on surfaces are very helpful.In this case, the extreme values are only displayed by default. Furthermore, you can specify in the Results navigator whether to display the max/min values of the total model, of all surfaces or solids, or of all local extreme values.
AnswerResult values can be rotated by any angle (see Figure 01). With this setting, all result values will be rotated. For single walls and ceilings, it is not possible to define different orientations so far.
AnswerPlease note that in the case of a nonlinear calculation, the reinforcement is not increased automatically. The nonlinear calculation is based on the reinforcement already provided. This provided reinforcement can result from the ultimate limit state designs or from the defined basic reinforcement, for example. The reinforcement applied to the SLS designs can be displayed graphically (see Figure 02).Problem Cause:If there is no reinforcement resulting from the ULS or the basic reinforcement in any areas, the serviceability limit state design is carried out without the applied reinforcement, which may cause very high results, for example, of a crack width.Problem Solution:You should ensure that there is the reinforcement available in each area of the structure. This can be done by applying the basic reinforcement (see Figure 03).
AnswerFor all designs performed in RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro, you can view and check the design details including all intermediate values.To view the intermediate results, open the result window '2.2 Governing Design Criteria'. Here, select the design type from the upper table, for example, 'Ground failure (EC 7, 6.5.2)'. A detailed table appears in the lower part of the dialog box and shows all intermediate values for this design.So you can see how the self-weight of the foundation plate is determined and applied to the respective design, for example. Or how the earth covering is considered in the design.Partial factors change depending on the design. This is also apparent from the intermediate values.
AnswerThis is due to the fact that the respective corner nodes for defining the area load plane are duplicated in the selection window. If one of them is deleted, the correct values are displayed in the info window after clicking OK.
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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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