RF-LAMINATE | Features
- General stress analysis
- Graphical and numerical results of stresses and stress ratios fully integrated in RFEM
- Flexible design with different layer compositions
- High efficiency due to few entries required
- Flexibility due to detailed setting options for calculation basis and extent
- Based on the selected material model and the layers contained, a local overall stiffness matrix of the surface in RFEM is generated. The following material models are available:
- Hybrid (for combinations of material models)
- Option to save frequently used layer structures in a database
- Determination of basic, shear and equivalent stresses
- In addition to the basic stresses, the required stresses according to DIN EN 1995-1-1 and the interaction of those stresses are available as results.
- Stress analysis for structural parts of almost any shape
- Equivalent stresses calculated according to different approaches:
- Shape modification hypothesis (von Mises)
- Maximum shear stress criterion (Tresca)
- Maximum principal stress criterion (Rankine)
- Principal strain criterion (Bach)
- Calculation of transversal shear stresses according to Mindlin, Kirchhoff, or user-defined specifications
- Serviceability limit state design by checking surface displacements
- User-defined specifications of limit deflections
- Possibility to consider layer coupling
- Detailed results of individual stress components and ratios in tables and graphics
- Results of stresses for each layer in the model
- Parts list of designed surfaces
- Possible coupling of layers entirely without shear
The cross-section resistance design analyzes tension and compression along the grain, bending, bending and tension/compression as well as the strength in shear due to shear force with and without torsion. Designs proceed at the level of design stress values.
The design of structural components at risk of buckling or lateral-torsional buckling is performed according to the Equivalent Member Method and considers the systematic axial compression, bending with and without compressive force as well as bending and tension. Deflection of inner spans and cantilevers is determined in characteristic and quasi-permanent design situations.
Separate design cases allow for a flexible and stability analysis of members, sets of members, and loads. In the case of tapered members, the cut-to-grain angle is considered in the bending tension and bending compression area. If there is a ridge defined, the module performs the ridge design additionally.
- Which Dlubal Software programs can I use to calculate and design timber structures?
- How is it possible to display the library of RF‑LAMINATE? We would like to check this is up to date.
- How is the coupling between the individual layers controlled in the RF‑LAMINATE add-on module?
- Why are the stresses of the 90° orientation not displayed for a layer with the orthotropy direction 90° for σb,90 in RF‑LAMINATE?
- Which add-on modules and programs do I need for laminate and sandwich structures as well as cross-laminated timber (CLT)?
- What options are available for the serviceability data in RF‑LAMINATE to calculate the local deformation uz,local applied in the design?
- Is it possible to design timber structures in RFEM or RSTAB?
- How does the "Orthotropic Plastic" material model work in RFEM?
- Why is it not possible to design any LVL material according to the SIA 265 standard in RF‑/TIMBER Pro?
- Can I use surface releases to separate two overlapping surfaces?