Working with RF-/STEEL CSA
It is necessary to enter material, load and combination data in RFEM/RSTAB in compliance with the design concept specified by CSA S16. The RFEM/RSTAB material library already contains materials relevant for the Canadian standard.
RFEM/RSTAB automatically creates the corresponding load combinations according to the Canadian standard. However, you can also create all combinations manually in RFEM/RSTAB. The RF-/STEEL CSA add-on module requires members and sets of members as well as load cases, load combinations, and result combinations to be designed.
In the subsequent input windows, you can adjust preset definitions of lateral intermediate supports and effective lengths. In the case of continuous members, it is possible to define individual support conditions and eccentricities for each intermediate node of single members. A special FEA tool determines critical loads and moments required for the stability analysis.