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  1. Input of factor for reduction fct, eff, As, min

    Assumptions for the effective tensile strength in connection with the determination of the minimum reinforcement according to DIN EN 1992-1-1 7.3.2

    When determining the minimum reinforcement for the serviceability limit state according to 7.3.2, the applied effective tensile strength fct, eff has a significant influence on the determined amount of reinforcement. The following section provides an overview for determining the effective tensile strength fct, eff and the input options in RF-CONCRETE.

  2. Required Reinforcement for the Rib and Axial Force Distribution of the Wall

    Modeling and Determining Internal Forces for a T-Beam with Masonry Wall Above

    When modeling a reinforced concrete rib with a masonry wall above, there is the risk that the rib is underdesigned if the structural behavior of the masonry is not correctly considered and the connection between masonry wall and downstand beam is not modeled sufficiently accurate. This article deals with this issue and shows possible modeling options of such a structure. In this example, the reinforcement is determined only from the internal forces and without any secondary minimum reinforcement.

  3. Structure with Cantilevered Floor

    Differences Between the Analytical and Nonlinear Deformation Analysis of Reinforced Concrete

    Different methods are available for calculating the deformation in the cracked state. RFEM provides an analytical method according to DIN EN 1992-1-1 7.4.3 and a physical-nonlinear analysis. Both methods have different features and can be more or less suitable depending on the circumstances. This article will give an overview of the two calculation methods.

  4. Figure 01 - Adjusted Value Range

    Documenting Graphical Results of Reinforcement in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces

    RFEM offers different options to display results graphically which have been determined in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces. This article gives an overview of these options.
  5. Figure 01 - Setting: Reinforcement Direction With Main Tension Force in the Considered Element

    Secondary Reinforcement According to DIN EN 1992-1-1 9.2.1 to Ensure Ductile Structural Component Behavior

    The secondary reinforcement according to DIN EN 1992-1-1 9.2.1 is used to ensure the desired structural behavior. It should avoid failure without prior notification. The minimum reinforcement has to be arranged independently of the size of the actual loading.
  6. Singularities in Design of Reinforced Concrete Surfaces

    Singularities occur in a limited area due to the concentration of the stress-dependent result values. They are conditioned by the FEA methodology. In theory, the stiffness and/or the stress in an infinite size concentrate on an infinitesimal small area.

  7. Downstand Beams, Ribs, T-Beams: Deformation and Deflection in Cracked State

    RFEM and the RF-CONCRETE add-on modules provide various options for the deformation analysis of a T-beam in cracked state (state II). This technical article describes the calculation methods (C) and modelling options (M). Both the calculation methods and the modelling options are not limited to T-beams, but will only be explained using an example of this system.

  8. Downstand Beams, Ribs, T-Beams: Minimum Reinforcement for Partial Cross-Sections According to 7.3.2

    According to Section 7.3.2 (2), the standard EN 1992‑1‑1 [1] states: 'In profiled cross‑sections like T‑beams and box girders, minimum reinforcement should be determined for the individual parts of the section (webs, flanges).'

    In the case of a T‑beam with a T‑section, the minimum reinforcement should be determined for both the chord and the web if the corresponding partial cross‑sections are in the tension area. Figure 01 shows the cross‑section classification.

  9. Downstand Beams, Ribs, T-Beams: Specifics in Design

    In the case of combined FEM structures (surface and member elements) as well as folded plate structures, it is possible to attribute a beam structure for the design on a member to a fictitious T-beam cross-section, whose geometry depends on the effective width. When using the 'Rib' member type in RFEM, the stiffness is represented by a slab component (surface element) and a web component (member element). This approach has some design specifics, which are explained in this article.

  10. Simultaneously Editing Several Tendons

    As of the program version RFEM 5.06, it is possible to edit several tendons in the RF‑TENDON add‑on module at the same time. For this, it is necessary to select the corresponding tendons in the table of tendon arrangement.

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