Separate Load Entry for Structure or Foundation Design

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In RF-/FOUNDATION Pro, the foundation design requires the definition of corresponding loading (load cases, load combinations, or result combinations) for the different design situations (STR, GEO, UPL, or EQU).

By default, the loads for designs are entered for the design situations (STR) and (GEO) in window 1.4 Loading. This means that the same loads are used for these designs.

In RF-/FOUNDATION Pro, you can also change this setting, if necessary. To do this, clear the "Apply the same loads for (STR) and (GEO)" check box in the "Details" dialog box. Thus, you adjust window 1.4 Loading, so you can enter the loading separately for the designs of the structure and the foundation.

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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Paul Kieloch

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Paul Kieloch

Product Engineering & Customer Support

As technical support, Mr. Kieloch answers the questions of Dlubal Software customers, and is responsible for the development of the add-on modules for reinforced concrete structures.

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Foundation Approach 2 Ground failure Bending design Geotechnics STR GEO

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