Modeling Cracked Tension Zone

Tips & Tricks

In RFEM 5, you have the option to use the stiffness property (no tension) of surfaces to exclude the consideration of tensile forces in the principal directions (sigma 1 and sigma 2) in the model. By comparing this with an analytical model of a cracked tension zone, you see that now only compressive forces are active in the model and it is possible to simulate a crack.


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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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