Structural FEA engineering software RFEM allows easy and effective modeling as well as structural analysis and design of general 2D and 3D structures consisting of member, plate, wall, shell, solid, and contact elements.



Structural frame analysis software RSTAB contains a similar range of functions as RFEM, with special attention to beam, frame, or truss structures. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years it has been the best choice for structural frame analysis.

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Dlubal Software supports students by providing them with the structural analysis software for free during their studies at a university, college, or institute of technology. Many students have already seized the opportunity to benefit from this support.


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“The webinar was a good presentation that showed the capabilities of your software. I am very impressed with the speaker's time management. To ensure the webinar is within an hour requires a talented professional engineer, preparation and knowledge of the material. This webinar reinforces the value and efficiency of RFEM along with the many add‑on modules.”

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  • Figure 01 - Structure with Loading

    13 June 2018

    Consideration of Holes in Tension Design

    For the tension design according to Clause 6.2.3 EN 1993-1-1, the following formulas are given to determine the tension resistance.

  • Conversation Plinth in Columbus, IN, USA (Courtesy of IKD, Photo by Hadley Fruits)

    11 June 2018

    Conversation Plinth in Columbus, IN, USA

    Conversation Plinth is a collaboration between IKD, a Boston-based architectural design firm, Bensonwood, SMARTLAM, the first CLT manufacturer in the US, and Clemson University’s Wood Utilization and Design Institute...

  • Graphical Representation of a Steel Framework's Buckling Mode Shape in RFEM

    8 June 2018

    Stability Analyses in RFEM and RSTAB

    In RFEM and RSTAB, weak points in static models can be easily and quickly recognized using stability analyses. In the add-on modules RF-STABILITY (for RFEM) and RSBUCK (for RSTAB)...

  • Figure 01 - Calculation example

    6 June 2018

    FEM Modeling Approaches of Rigid Connections

    Especially when the adjacent area of connection points should be analyzed, the geometry or load of the connection does not correspond to the standard specifications and/or a structure should be analyzed with an FE model (for example in plant engineering), it is necessary to evaluate the connections in detail on the FE model.

  • Moving Loads on Base Slab in RFEM

    4 June 2018

    Unloading Area of an Industrial Site in Isère, France

    The Études Techniques Lyonnaises engineering office was in charge of planning and structural design of the foundation of an industrial site’s new unloading area in the Isère department in France...

  • Figure 01 - Generation of Result Beam

    30 May 2018

    Determination of Transversal Shear Under Seismic Loads

    In RF-/DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads, the equivalent seismic loads can be calculated according to different standards. By calculating the equivalent loads for each eigenvalue, it is not directly possible to obtain the transversal shear for each story...

  • Figure 01 - Failure if MY' Negative

    23 May 2018

    Explanation of Support Nonlinearities on Example | 2.1 Rotation

    In practice, an engineer often faces the task of representing the support conditions as close to reality as possible in order to be able to analyze deformations and internal forces of the structure subjected to their influence and to enable as much cost‑efficient construction as possible.