Setting the Concrete Cover in RF-/FOUNDATION Pro According to EN 1992-1-1

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RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro now allows you to consider the concrete cover for the foundation according to EN 1992‑1‑1.

To do this, select the “Minimum cover acc. to Standard” check box in Window 1.3 Materials. In the “Concrete Cover Acc. to Standard EN 1992‑1‑1” dialog box, you can now specify all settings relevant for the minimum concrete cover (exposure classes etc.). Depending on the selected settings, the minimum concrete cover of the reinforcement changes. You can see the value at the end of the dialog box.

The settings in the “Cbottom” tab must always be specified. In the tabs “Ctop” and “Cside/Cbucket”, the specifications can be imported from another tab or specifically adjusted. The parameters available in this dialog box for the determination of the concrete cover depend on the National Annex selected in Window 1.1 General Data. Thus, if you choose DIN EN 1992‑1‑1, for example the parameter “Design Working Life acc. to Table 4.3N” is not shown.

The concrete cover shown in Window 1.3 Materials window can also be adjusted subsequently. However, if the minimum concrete cover is activated, you can increase the concrete cover only manually.


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