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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
With the stand -alone program RWIND Simulation, you can simulate wind flows around simple or complex structures by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
The volume space in RWIND Simulation can optionally be discretized with the second-order theory between the cells.
This extended approach usually results in more accurate results despite poorer convergence behavior.
The meshing algorithm of RWIND Simulation uses the boundary layer option to mesh the area near the model surface with a voluminous layer mesh. The number of layers is controlled by a user-defined parameter.
This fine mesh in the area of the model surface helps to represent the wind velocity close to the surface.
The number of degrees of freedom in a node is no longer a global calculation parameter in RFEM (6 degrees of freedom for each mesh node in 3D models, 7 degrees of freedom for the warping torsion analysis). Thus, each node is generally considered with a different number of degrees of freedom, which leads to a variable number of equations in the calculation.
This modification speeds up the calculation, especially for models where a significant reduction of the system could be achieved (e.g. trusses and membrane structures).
Utilize the RWIND Simulation program to consider a surface roughness of the model surface by applying a modified wall boundary condition. The numerical model is based on the assumption that grains with a certain diameter are arranged homogeneously on the model surface, similar to a sandpaper. The grain diameter is described with the parameter Ks and the distribution with the parameter Cs. By considering the wall roughness, the numerical flow simulation can capture reality more closely.
The RWIND Simulation program for generating wind loads based on CFD can be utilized in different languages, e.g. in:
Display extended strains of members, surfaces and solids (e.g. important principal strains, equivalent total strains, etc.) in the Project Navigator - Results in RFEM as well as in Table 4.0.
For example, you can display governing plastic strains when performing the plastic design of connections with surface elements.
With the view option Camera Fly Mode, you can fly through your RFEM and RSTAB structure. Control the direction and speed of the flight with your keyboard. Additionally, you can save the flight through your structure as a video.
The material model Orthotropic Masonry 2D is an elastoplastic model that additionally allows softening of the material, which can be different in the local x- and y-direction of a surface. The material model is suitable for (unreinforced) masonry walls with in-plane loads.
SHAPE-THIN determines the effective cross-sections according to EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-5 for cold-formed sections. You can optionally check the geometric conditions for the applicability of the standard specified in EN 1993‑1‑3, Section 5.2.
The effects of local plate buckling are considered according to the method of reduced widths and the possible buckling of stiffeners (instability) is considered for stiffened sections according to EN 1993-1-3, Section 5.5.
As an option, you can perform an iterative calculation to optimize the effective cross-section.
You can display the effective cross-sections graphically.
Read more about designing cold-formed sections with SHAPE-THIN and RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections in this technical article: Design of a Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed C-Section According to EN 1993-1-3.
Since RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections is fully integrated in RF-/STEEL EC3, the data is entered in the same way as for the usual design in this module. It is only necessary to select the design option for cold-formed cross-sections in the Details dialog box.
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