Checking Horizontal Deformations

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To control the lateral displacements of a model, you can use the new add‑on module RF‑/LIMITS. This add‑on module allows you to, for example, run a serviceability limit state analysis to find horizontal nodal deformations and to set it against a limit value.

For the two‑storey building, the lateral displacement of the roof and the ceiling need to be analysed. To do this, two limits with the conditions H/300 and Hi/300 are created. Having defined the limits for the displacement in X- and Y‑direction, select the nodes for the check. Their displacements are compared to the calculation of the defined limits. The ratio shows whether the allowable displacements were or were not met.

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Comparison of results with defined limit values