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In principle, it is also possible to carry out detailed analyzes with RFLAMINATE. For example, in the case of a very high shear distortion, it can make sense to carry out the modeling using orthotropic solids. The video shows the simple modeling and result evaluation of a layer structure using solids.
One criterion when modeling over solids is useful is the shear correction factor. Following FAQ contains further information on this and other criteria:

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The easiest way to consider this is to use the RF/JOINTS Timber  Steel to Timber module. For this purpose, the module dissolves the original connection and creates a new static system that takes flexibility into account accordingly. This is taken into account separately for the ultimate limit state, serviceability limit state, and accidental. 
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The Poisson's ratio is set under the material by using the Edit Material dialog box. 
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The force V_{L} is the longitudinal shear force between the top surface and the member. It is calculated as an integrated shear flow between the plate and the member at a particular point on the member.For the simplified example provided here, the resulting crosssection values for the integration width of 10 cm are as follows: $I_y=\frac{b\times h^3}{12}=\frac{10 cm\times20 cm^3}{12}=6,666.67 cm^4$
 $S_y=h_1\times b\times((he_z)\frac{h_2}2)=10 cm\times10 cm\times((20 cm10 cm)\frac{10 cm}2)=500 cm^3$
 $\tau=V_L=\frac{V_z\times S_y}{I_y\times b}=\frac{5.53 kN\times500 cm^3}{6,666.67 cm^4}=0.415 kN/cm=41.5 kN/m$
The integration width has been set to the total of 10 cm.Values: I_{y} second moment of area
 S_{y} statical moment
 h_{1} height of the upper crosssection part
 h_{2} height of the lower crosssection part
 e_{z} centroidal distance
 h total height
The values can be adjusted for a Tbeam. 
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In RFEM and RSTAB, the simplified designs from [1] Chapter 2.2.3 have been implemented for the automatic load combinations. This means that strictly speaking, only structures concerning the final deformation may be analyzed, in which materials with identical creep behavior occur since the creep deformations are considered in a simplified way on the load side. If the structure is a mixed structure made of wood with different creep properties or in combination with steel, the final deformations must be determined according to [2] Amendment to 2.2.3 as follows:
'(4) If a structure consists of structural components or components with different creep properties, the longterm deformations should be calculated according to 2.3.2.2 (1) due to the quasipermanent combination of actions with the final values of the mean values of the corresponding elasticity, shear, and displacement modules. The final deformation u_{fin} is then calculated by superposition of the initial deformation due to the difference of the characteristic and quasipermanent combinations of actions with the longterm deformation.'
However, this requires a superposition of results from different load combinations, which cannot be implemented automatically in RFEM and RSTAB.
If the different creep properties are to be taken into account, the load combinations must be created manually, and the stiffness must be reduced according to the creep coefficient.The procedure is described using the example of a timberconcrete composite floor presented on the Info Day 2017. Below this FAQ, you can find the link for this. 
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In the ASCE 716, the conservative value for the Gustfactor, G, is 0.85 for rigid buildings. The engineer can calculate an alternative and more accurate value. The Gusteffect, G_{f}, for flexible buildings accounts for size and gust size similar to rigid buildings but also considers dynamic amplification including wind speed, natural frequency, and damping ratio.The Gustfactor G or G_{f}, is considered to be 1.0 in RWIND Simulation. The structure is rigidly simulated in the numerical wind tunnel. The loads which are transferred back into RFEM are applied to the elastic structure with true stiffness considered.To account for any value other than 1.0 for this factor, the wind load case factor can be adjusted in RFEM under the applicable load combination. 
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The increase of the crack factor k_{cr} still has to be done manually because the program does not know where the end of the grain is defined. To do this, divide the member by 1.5 m from the end of the grain so that the affected areas can be designed as a separate member (see Figure 01).Two design cases are now required (File → New Case ...). In case 1, members within the 1.5 m are selected for the design. In case 2, it is necessary to select the members where the 30% needs to be considered. Then, in case 2, the k_{cr} value is adjusted manually in the settings for the National Annex. Thus, a k_{cr} of 0.65 results for C24, which is entered as shown in Figure 02. The design is carried out this way with an increased k_{cr} value. 
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An overpressed joint between two members can be controlled in RFEM by means of the member stress results. For members, this stress result represents the effective stress as a color gradient across the member surface depending on the assigned crosssection.
Figure 01  Stresses on Members
Based on the local member axis, the member stress result gives the following stress components and reference stresses with an associated color palette: Stress
 σ_{x}
 τ_{y}
 τ_{z}
 Elastic stress component
 σ_{N}
 σ_{My}
 σ_{Mz}
 σ_{N+My}
 σ_{N+Mz}
 σ_{M}
 Elastic equivalent stresses
 σ_{v,Mises}
 σ_{v,Tresce}
 σ_{v,Rankine}
 σ_{v,Tresca+Rankine}
 σ_{v,Bach}
Using active displaying for the members connected to the joint, and displaying the σ_{x} stresses, it is possible to visualize the state of stress on and thus also between the members. If only negative stresses occur in the area between the members, the joint is overpressed. 
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The shear correction factor is taken into account in the RFLAMINATE program using the following equation.
$k_{z}=\frac{{\displaystyle\sum_i}G_{xz,i}A_i}{\left(\int_{h/2}^{h/2}E_x(z)z^2\operatorname dz\right)^2}\int_{h/2}^{h/2}\frac{\left(\int_z^{h/2}E_x(z)zd\overline z\right)^2}{G_{xz}(z)}\operatorname dz$with $ \ int _ { h/2} ^ {h/2} E_x (z) z ^ 2 \ operatorname dz = EI _ {, net} $The calculation of the shear stiffness itself can be found on page 15 of the English version to the manual of RFLAMINATE as follows:For the 10 cm thick plate in Figure 1, the calculation of the shear correction factor is shown. The equations used here are only valid for the simplified symmetrical plate structures!Layer z_min z_max E_x (z) (N/mm²) G_xz (z) (N/mm²) 1 50 30 11000 690 2 30 10 300 50 3 10 10 11000 690 4 10 30 300 50 5 30 50 11000 690 $\sum_iG_{xz,i}A_i=3\times0,02\times690+2\times0,02\times50=43,4N$$EI_{,net}=\sum_{i=1}^nE_{i;x}\frac{\mbox{$z$}_{i,max}^3\mbox{$z$}_{i,min}^3}3$$=11000\left(\frac{30^3}3+\frac{50^3}3\right)+300\left(\frac{10^3}3+\frac{30^3}3\right)$$+11000\left(\frac{10^3}3+\frac{10^3}3\right)+300\left(\frac{30^3}3\frac{10^3}3\right)+11000\left(\frac{50^3}3\frac{30^3}3\right)$$=731,2\times10^6Nmm$$\int_{h/2}^{h/2}\frac{\left(\int_z^{h/2}E_x(z)zd\overline z\right)^2}{G_{xz}(z)}\operatorname dz=\sum_{i=1}^n\frac1{G_{i;xz}}\left(χ_i^2(z_{i;max}z_{i,min})\;χ_iE_{i,x}\frac{z_{i,max}^3z_{i,min}^3}3+E_{i,x}^2\frac{z_{i,max}^5z_{i,min}^5}{20}\right)$$χ_i=E_{i;x}\frac{z_{i;max}^2}2+\sum_{k=i+1}^nE_{k;x}\frac{z_{k,max}^2z_{k,min}^2}2$χ_{1} 13.75 10^{6} χ_{2} 8.935 10^{6} χ_{3} 9.47 10^{6} χ_{4} 8.935 10^{6} χ_{5} 13.75 10^{6} $\sum_{i=1}^n\frac1{G_{i;yz}}\left(χ_i^2(z_{i,max}z_{i,min})χ_iE_{i,y}\frac{z_{i,max}^3z_{i,min}^3}3+{E^2}_{i,y}\frac{z_{i,max}^5z_{i,min}^5}{20}\right)=$
8.4642 10^{11} 3.147 10^{13} 2.5 10^{12} 3.147 10^{13} 8.4642 10^{11} Total 6.7133 x 10^{13}$k_z=\frac{43,4}{{(731,2e^6)}^2}6,713284\;e^{13}=5,449\;e^{3}$$D_{44}=\frac{{\displaystyle\sum_i}G_{xz,i}A_i}{k_z}=\frac{43,4}{5,449\;e^{3}}=7964,7N/mm$This corresponds to the value output in RFLAMINATE (Figure 2). 
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To consider average regions when designing in RFLAMINATE, they must always be activated in the detail settings of the addon module. See Figure 01 with the detailed settings in RFLAMINATE for this.
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