Displaying Stress Components and Equivalent Stresses

Tips & Tricks

5 August 2015


Frank Sonntag

Tips & Tricks



RFEM 5.04.xx allows for graphical visualization of normal and shear stress of members (this feature is available only if the RF‑STEEL add‑on module is licensed).

As of the new version RFEM 5.05.xx, it is also possible to display other stress components such as equivalent stresses (see Figure).


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