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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation

With the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation, wind flows around simple or complex structures can be simulated by means of a digital wind tunnel.

The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.

  • Material Model Orthotropic Masonry 2D

    Material Model Orthotropic Masonry 2D

    The material model Orthotropic Masonry 2D is an elastoplastic model that additionally allows softening of the material, which can be different in the local x- and y-direction of a surface. The material model is suitable for (unreinforced) masonry walls with in-plane loads.

  • Nonlinear Material Law for Membranes

    In RFEM, there is an option to couple surfaces with the stiffness types "Membrane" and "Membrane Orthotropic" with the material models "Isotropic Nonlinear Elastic 2D/3D" and "Isotropic Plastic 2D/3D" (RF-MAT NL add-on module required).

    This functionality enables the simulation of the nonlinear strain behavior of, for example, ETFE foils.

  • RF-MAT NL | Features

    The following material models are available in RF − MAT NL:

    Isotropic Plastic 1D/2D/3D and Isotropic Nonlinear Elastic 1D/2D/3D

    You can select three different definition types here:

    • Basic (definition of the equivalent stress under which the material plastifies)
    • Bilinear (definition of the equivalent stress and strain hardening modulus)
    • Diagram:
      • Definition of polygonal stress-strain diagram
      • Option to save / import the diagram
      • Interface with MS Excel
    Orthotropic Plastic 2D/3D (Tsai-Wu 2D/3D)

    This material model allows the definition of material properties (modulus of elasticity, shear modulus, Poisson's ratio) and ultimate strengths (tension, compression, shear) in two or three axes.

    Isotropic Masonry 2D

    It is possible to specify the limit tension stresses σx,limit and σy,limit as well as the hardening factor CH.

    Orthotropic Masonry 2D

    The material model Orthotropic Masonry 2D is an elastoplastic model that additionally allows material softening, which can be different in the local x- and y-direction of a surface. The material model is suitable for (unreinforced) masonry walls with loads in the plane of the pane.

    Isotropic Damage 2D/3D

    This material model enables definition of asymmetric stress‑strain diagrams. The elastic modulus is calculated by Ei = (σii-1) / (εii-1) in each step of the stress-strain diagram.

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