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  1. Graphical Schema of Required Bending Reinforcement

    As of the program version x.06.1103, various optimizations are available. The RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro add‑on module has also been subjected to further development.

  2. Approach 2* According to EN 1997-1

    Due to RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro, it is possible to perform the geotechnical design of single foundation according to EN 1997‑1 in RFEM 5 or RSTAB 8. Depending on the National Annex preset in the add‑on module, you can determine bearing resistance using Approach 2 or 3 in compliance with EN 1997‑1 up to the Version x.04.0108.

  3. Separate Load Entry for Structure or Foundation Design

    In RF-/FOUNDATION Pro, the foundation design requires the definition of corresponding loading (load cases, load combinations, or result combinations) for the different design situations (STR, GEO, UPL, or EQU).

  4. Designing Foundations

    In RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8, you can design foundations according to EN 1992‑1‑1 and EN 1997‑1 in the RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro add‑on module.

  5. Figure 01 - Checking Allowable Eccentricity in RF-/FOUNDATION Pro

    Checking Allowable Eccentricity

    RF-/FOUNDATION Pro allows you to check the allowable eccentricity of the resultant of the bearing pressure. According to DIN EN 1997‑1/NA, this design is to be carried out with the characteristic or representative loads.

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