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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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No, it is unfortunately not possible.The layer structure is assigned to certain surfaces in RF‑LAMINATE.The respective surface obtains then the stiffness defined by this layer structure for the determination of internal forces in RFEM.If you want to perform a calculation with different layer structures, you have to do it in a copy of the file (another model with different layer structure).
Members that are also included in sets of members should not be selected parallel to the design. This leads to duplicate entries, for example 'Effective Lengths - Members' and 'Effective Lengths - Sets of Members' or for nodal supports.
In the design, the maximum result for both entries is determined and this result is only displayed in result tables. So it is difficult to control and trace which results arise from which entries. Therefore, it is not recommended to design all members and sets of members in a single design case. Instead, you should create several design cases, in which you split the components.
If you want to compare the stresses from different load cases in STEEL, you can create different design cases for the individual load cases. On the "File" menu of the add-on module STEEL, select "New Case" to create a new design case and assign a load case to it.
In the printout report, you then can display the results, for example, in such a way that you can compare the result values directly.
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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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