Modeling Downstand Beam in Timber Structures 3: Nonlinear Support Situation

Tips & Tricks

In order to increase the stiffness of a ceiling structure in the case of renovation, visible downstand beams are used that are not connected to the ceiling structure. To transfer only the compression forces, it is possible to use nonlinear line releases. If there are tensile forces between the ceiling and the downstand beam, as shown in the figure, the downstand beam does not transfer the stiffness in the overall structure.


Contact us

Contact to Dlubal

Do you have questions or need advice?
Contact our free e-mail, chat, or forum support or find various suggested solutions and useful tips on our FAQ page.

+49 9673 9203 0

RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD