Load Increment: New Options

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As of RFEM 5.04, there are new options of the system analysis (critical load factors) of load cases and load combinations in the calculation parameters of the RF‑STABILITY add‑on module.

  • The load increment is not closed due to stability problems, but optionally also due to predetermined deformation limits.
  • The calculation method is applicable to all nonlinear calculations.
  • You can define an initial load (LC/CO) which is not increased (for example self‑weight).
  • The ‘Refinement of the last load increment’ option provides an efficient option to determine the critical load factor as precisely as possible.

In addition, the results of all load increments of a load case or combination can be saved. You can animate the results in the graphic including all nonlinear effects or create any calculation diagram.

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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