RFEM and RSTAB are suited very well for structural analysis of ships or ship components. It is also possible to consider nonlinearities such as cables and to perform dynamic, stability, and buckling analyses.
In RFEM and RSTAB, there are powerful add-on modules for the design of steel and timber connections. For example, rigid and hinged beam connections, column bases, hollow sections and tower connections in steel structures are designed according to Eurocode 3.
For conveyor structures, RFEM and RSTAB provide various elements such as cables, pulleys, friction supports, and more. In addition, it is possible to model the structural components as surfaces and solids in RFEM in order to perform detail analyses.
Moritz Bertram | Dlubal Software
In order to realistically capture the structural behavior of masonry in RFEM, it is necessary to initially select a material and a material model. Since masonry responds to tension by cracking, a nonlinear material model must be specified. This can be done if the RF-MAT NL add-on module is available.
Material and Material Model
In contrast to the materials such as concrete or steel, there are no preset materials for masonry due to the many combinations of brick and options. Therefore, you have to create a new material for each material combination. Once this material is created, it can be stored in RFEM for future models. It is also possible to change the created material combinations later if required.
Structural analysis programs by Dlubal Software support planning according to the method of Building Information Modeling (BIM). This is primarily achieved through the numerous interfaces for data exchange in RSTAB and RFEM.
For drilling structures, RFEM and RSTAB provide several useful features such as dynamic analysis, stability and buckling analysis, fatigue design, generation of load combinations to consider different operating conditions, and many others.
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Gerlind Schubert | Dlubal Software
Pushover analysis is a nonlinear structural calculation for seismic analysis of structures. The load pattern is inferred from dynamic calculation of equivalent loads. These loads are incrementally increased until the global failure of the structure occurs. The nonlinear behaviour of a building is usually represented by using plastic hinges.
In RFEM, the plastic hinges according to the definition of FEMA 356 are available for the material of steel. Together with the load increment option in RFEM and calculation diagrams, you can easily generate pushover curves.
Andreas Hörold | Dlubal Software
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts located in Kansas City in Missouri, USA, has a floor space of 27,000 m². The glass atrium is the signature feature of this building (dimensions L x W x H: 97 m x 22 m x 23 m) which connects the main entry to both performance venues.