Working with RF-/STEEL HK
It is necessary to enter material, load and combination data in RFEM/RSTAB in compliance with the design concept specified by Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel 2011 (Buildings Department - Hong Kong).
In RF-/STEEL HK, you can define members and sets of members as well as load cases, load combinations, and result combinations to be designed. In the following 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.
Design of steel members according to Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel 2011 (Buildings Department - Hong Kong)