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  1. Figure 01 - Structure with Loading

    Modeling a Girder Grillage

    The structural analysis of a girder grillage is usually no big deal when using computer-aided calculation. There are different options to display and analyze a structure. They include, for example, the conventional way with performing structural analysis of components or modeling the entire structure.
  2. Figure 01 - Real Model and Structural System

    Considering End Releases Between Surfaces

    This article deals with considering end releases between surfaces with line hinges and line releases. Examples are joints in reinforced concrete structures or frame joints in cross-laminated timber structures.
  3. Figure 01 - Hall Frame as Basis for Surface Model

    Modeling Joints as Surface Model

    With RF-/FRAME-JOINT Pro, it is possible to design frame joints according to DIN 18800 or Eurocode 3. When considering non-standardized joints or taking a closer look at the joint and its behavior, it is recommended to use a modeling as surface model. The following article will show how such a model is created in principle.
  4. Figure 01 - Generate 3D Cell

    Modeling Containers by Generating a 3D Cell

    With the function "Generate Model - Members" → "3D Cell", it is very easy to generate containers (shipping containers, office containers, mobile homes, etc.) with regular and irregular distribution of the cells.
  5. Figure 01 - Original Structure

    Consideration of Possible Contact Between Overlapping Members

    From time to time it happens that two intersecting beams overlap at a short distance.
  6. Figure 01 - Model with FE Mesh

    Modeling and Bending Design of Point-Supported Flat Slab

    This article describes how a flat slab is generated as 2D model in RFEM and the loading is applied according to Eurocode 1.
  7. Figure 01 - Generate Catenary

    Assistance Tools for Cable Structures

    RFEM and RSTAB are able to cover a large number of branches in the field of building and construction industry with their generally usable structural frame analysis and FEM programs. The design of cable structures is thus also possible in both software solutions. In the following, some assistance tools for modeling and design will be presented.
  8. Figure 01 - Structural System and Cross-Section Dimension According to [1]

    Modeling of Semi-Rigid Composite Beam Made of Timber as Surface Model

    There are several options to calculate a semi-rigid composite beam. They differ primarily in the type of modeling. Whereas the Gamma method ensures a simple modeling, additional efforts are required when using other methods (e.g. shear analogy) for the modeling which are, however, offset by the much more flexible application compared to the Gamma method.
  9. Figure 01 - Transversal Strain

    Orthotropic Material Laws

    Orthotropic material laws are used wherever materials are arranged according to their loading. Examples include fiber-reinforced plastics, trapezoidal sheets, reinforced concrete or timber.

  10. Figure 01 - Calculation example

    FEM Modeling Approaches of Rigid Connections

    Especially when the adjacent area of connection points should be analyzed, the geometry or load of the connection does not correspond to the standard specifications and/or a structure should be analyzed with an FE model (for example in plant engineering), it is necessary to evaluate the connections in detail on the FE model.

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