Generation of Snow Loads According to EN 1991-1-3 and ASCE/SEI 7-16

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Eurocode 1, parts 1 to 3, and the American standard ASCE/SEI 7-16, describe the general effects due to snow loads. The load applications for duopitch, monopitch and flat roofs required by the standards are stored in a tool in RFEM and RSTAB so that these effects can be generated easily.

Depending on the selected standard and National Annex, the snow load zones can be selected by double-click, using stored map materials, and so the basic parameters for determining the loading are applied. After assigning the roof geometry and the generated load cases, this information is automatically transferred to the structure to be designed.


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