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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
With the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation, wind flows around simple or complex structures can be simulated by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
In RF-PUNCH Pro, you can perform the punching shear design on wall corners and wall ends. The basis for the design is the punching load, which is automatically determined from the RFEM internal forces in the connected surface. Since the surface internal forces from the RFEM calculation may be subject to the influence of singularity locations, this can also have a negative influence on the determined punching load at the wall corner or end. This article describes possible optimization options that you can use to minimize this unfavorable influence.
The following article describes how to create a user-defined antenna bracket which will be used in RF-/TOWER Equipment.
In RF-/DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads, the equivalent seismic loads can be calculated according to different standards. By calculating the equivalent loads for each eigenvalue, it is not directly possible to obtain the transversal shear for each story to perform an analysis afterwards. The following example describes the option to calculate the transversal shear quickly and efficiently.
In a multi-modal response spectrum analysis, it is important to determine a sufficient number of eigenvalues of the structure and to consider their dynamic responses. Regulations such as EN 1998-1  and other international standards require to activate 90 % of the structural mass. This means: to determine as many eigenvalues that the sum of the effective modal mass factor is greater 0.9.
RFEM offers the possibility to model also curved beams. To do this, a curved line must be created first (see Figure 01). This line can then be assigned a beam with a cross-section. The advantages over modelling with beam segments are the easier handling during the modelling as well as the clearer results output of the internal forces.
RF-/JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber allows you to design main-connected beam joints. This article explains the determination of forces in screws of a beam connected to a torsionally rigid main beam.
As of the program version X.11, the filter options of small compression forces or moments for stability analysis in RF-/STEEL EC3 have been revised. The revision of these filter options in the 'Stability' tab of the 'Details' dialog box allows you to work in the module transparently since they are now independent of the design.
In this example, design resistance of an end plate according to EN 1993-1-8  is to be determined; the other components are not described here. To check the results, the dimensions of the connection IH 3.1 B 30 24 of Typified Connections  were used. The material S 235 and bolts with the strength 10.9 are used.
Using RF-/STEEL EC3, you can apply nominal temperature‑time curves in RFEM or RSTAB. For this, the standard time-temperature curve (ETK), the external fire curve, and the hydrocarbon fire curve are implemented in the program. Based on these temperature curves, the add‑on module can calculate the temperature in the steel cross‑section and thus perform the fire design using the determined temperatures. This article explains the thermal behaviour of structural steel as this is a direct impact on the calculation of component temperatures in RF‑/STEEL EC3.
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