Working with RF-/ALUMINUM
The data specified in RFEM/RSTAB concerning material, loads, and load combinations must comply with the design concept of the Eurocode. Relevant materials are already covered in the material library of RFEM/RSTAB. Furthermore, RFEM/RSTAB allows for an automatic creation of load and result combinations in accordance with the Eurocode. It is also possible to generate all combinations manually.
In the RF-/ALUMINUM add-on module, it is necessary to select members and sets of members as well as the load cases, load and result combinations for the design. In the next steps, you can adjust the presettings for lateral intermediate supports and effective lengths.
In the case of using continuous members, you can define individual support conditions and eccentricities for each intermediate node of the single members. A special FEA tool determines the critical loads and moments required for the stability analysis.