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  1. Export Option " Update only materials, thicknesses, and sections

    Updating the Revit Model

    The direct interface with Revit allows you to update the Revit model according to the changes you have made in RFEM or RSTAB. Depending on the modification, the Revit objects may have to be regenerated (deleting the object and subsequent regeneration). The regeneration is performed on the basis of the RFEM/RSTAB model.

    If you want to avoid this regeneration, activate the option "Update only materials, thicknesses, and sections." In this case, only the properties of the objects will be adjusted. Changes differing in material, surface thickness, and section are, however, not considered in this case.

  2. Defining 2 FE Mesh Layers for One Gas Solid

    Considering the Stiffness of Gas Solids in Nonlinear Time History Analysis

    The stiffness of gas given by the ideal gas law pV = nRT can be considered in the nonlinear dynamic analysis.

    The calculation of gas is available for accelerograms and time diagrams for both the explicit analysis and the nonlinear implicit Newmark analysis. To determine the gas behaviour correctly, at least two FE layers for gas solids should be defined.

  3. Defining a Load Eccentricity for a Uniform Member Load

    Eccentricity of Member Loads

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    RFEM Calculation

    For member loads of the load type "Force", you can define eccentricities. You can apply the load eccentricities by means of an absolute or relative offset.

    It is recommended to use the large deformation analysis to consider all effects of eccentric loads.

  4. Graphical and Tabular Display of the Forces of a Line Release

    Display of Forces and Deformations of Hinges and Releases

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    RFEM Results

    RFEM offers the following tables to display forces and deformations of hinges and releases:

    • 4.45 Line Hinges - Deformations
    • 4.46 Line Hinges - Forces
    • 4.47 Member Hinges - Deformations
    • 4.48 Member Hinges - Forces
    • 4.49 Nodal Releases - Deformations
    • 4.50 Nodal Releases - Forces
    • 4.51 Line Releases - Deformations
    • 4.52 Line Releases - Forces

    The tables can be displayed in the prinout report. Moreover, the results in line hinges and line releases can be displayed graphically. It can be controlled by the Project Navigator - Results.

  5. Transfer of Reinforcement from RFEM/RSTAB (Top) to Revit (Bottom)

    Bar Reinforcement Export to Revit

    The reinforcement concept from RF-/CONCRETE Members can be exported to Revit. Rectangular and circular cross-sections are possible at the moment. The reinforcement bars can be modified afterwards in Revit.
  6. Load Type "Imposed Line Deformation"

    Imposed Line Deformation

    Imposed line deformations can be defined for supported lines in RFEM. For example, foundation settlements can be simulated with this function.

    Moreover, it is possible to define imposed rotations for lines.

  7. Foil Cushion with Material Model Isotropic Plastic 2D/3D

    Nonlinear Material Law for Membranes

    RFEM offers the 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 behaviour of, for example, ETFE foils.

  8. Member Hinge Nonlinearity "Scaffolding Diagram"

    The member hinge nonlinearities "Scaffolding - N phiy phiz" and "Scaffolding Diagram" enable the mechanical simulation of a tube joint with an inner stub between two member elements.

    The equivalent model transfers the bending moment via the overpressed outer pipe and after positive locking additionally via the inner stub, depending on the compression state at the member end.

  9. Export of Reinforcement Objects from RFEM to Revit

    Export of Reinforcement RFEM - Revit

    Surface reinforcements defined in the RF-CONCRETE Surfaces add-on module can be exported as reinforcement objects to Revit by using the direct interface.
  10. Automatic Determination of Number of Load Increments

    If the check box "Number of load increments" is deactivated, the number of load increments will be determined automatically in RFEM to solve nonlinear tasks efficiently. The method used is based on a heuristic algorithm.

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