CONCRETE | Design
Before the calculation starts, you should check the input data using the program function. Then, the CONCRETE add‑on module searches the results of relevant load cases, load as well as result combinations. If these cannot be found, RSTAB starts the calculation to determine the required internal forces.
Considering the selected design standard, the required reinforcement areas of the longitudinal and the shear reinforcement as well as the corresponding intermediate results are calculated. If the longitudinal reinforcement determined by the ultimate limit state design is not sufficient for the design of the maximum crack width, it is possible to increase the reinforcement automatically until the defined limit value is reached.
The design of potentially unstable structural components is possible using a nonlinear calculation. According to a respective standard, there are different approaches available.
The fire resistance design is performed according to a simplified calculation method in compliance with EN 1992‑1‑2, 4.2. The module uses the zone method mentioned in Annex B2. Furthermore, you can consider the thermal strains in longitudinal direction and the thermal precamber additionally arising from asymmetrical effects of fire.
It is possible to edit a reinforcement layout or an existing reinforcement directly in the reinforcement's 3D rendering.
Window '1.1 General Data' for Serviceability Limit State with Settings for Nonlinear Calculation According to 
- I obtain different results when comparing the deformation analysis in the RF‑CONCRETE add-on modules and another calculation program. What could be the reason for this?
- For the design, I can only select the surrounding reinforcement for a rectangular cross-section. Why?
- I have recently purchased RSTAB with the CONCRETE add-on module. Can I use it to perform the stability analysis of reinforced concrete columns?
- Why does the note 155) appear as a result of the reinforced concrete design of members for the existing stirrup reinforcement?
- Why do RF‑CONCRETE Members or CONCRETE determine a significantly higher provided reinforcement than the required reinforcement?
- How can I select a diameter of rebars for the design of reinforced concrete beam structures that is not available in the list of possible diameters?
- How can I retrospectively reduce the determined provided longitudinal reinforcement in RF‑CONCRETE Columns?
- How can I view the depth of the concrete compression zone in RF‑/CONCRETE?
- How do you define the descriptions of various reinforcement results,such as the required reinforcement?
- How are the creep and shrinkage for columns considered in RF‑CONCRETE Members?