Enjoy Structural Analysis and Design with Dlubal SoftwareFor more than 30 years, the German-Czech company Dlubal Software has developed engineering programs for FEA, structural analysis, and design.More than 10,000 companies and 86,000 satisfied users in 95 countries use the Dlubal Software programs every day.Dlubal Software has branch offices in Germany, China, France, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and the USA.Since 2016, Dlubal Software is certified according to ISO 9001.
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Software for Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
RWIND Simulation is a stand-alone program for numerical simulations of wind flows (digital wind tunnel) around buildings or any other objects by means of CFD simulation (Computational fluid dynamics).
The wind simulation can be performed for simple or complex structures. The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM and RSTAB.
Structural Frame Analysis Software RSTAB
The structural analysis program RSTAB for design and analysis of space frame structures provides a solution for demanding structural engineers. The software meets requirements of modern civil engineering and reflects the current state of the technology.
The structural frame analysis program by Dlubal Software is ideal especially for structural analysis and design of 3D timber structures.
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Finite Element Analysis Software RFEM
The structural analysis program RFEM allows easy and effective modeling as well as structural analysis and design of 2D and 3D structures consisting of member, plate, wall, shell, folded plate, and solid elements.
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Designed with Structural Analysis Programs by Dlubal Software
Regardless of whether you perform structural analysis in the industry of steel, solid, timber, glass, crane structures, or any other industry, due to the sophisticated and intuitive input technology and the powerful computational core of the programs by Dlubal Software you will never be let down.
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Structural Analysis Software for Timber StructuresRSTAB and RFEM are perfectly suited for structural analysis and design of 3D timber structures. Whether beam structures or surface elements such as cross-laminated timber plates, you have a number of various options for designing simple or complex structures.
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RSTAB - Best Choice for Structural Frame AnalysisThe structural frame analysis program RSTAB is available for demanding structural engineers performing designs and analyses of 3D beam structures. The software meets the requirements of modern civil engineering and reflects the current state of the technology.
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RFEM - Intuitive FEA SoftwareThe structural analysis program RFEM allows easy and effective modeling as well as structural analysis and design of 2D and 3D structures consisting of member, plate, wall, shell, folded plate, and solid elements. It is also possible to process combined structures as well as solid and contact elements.
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New RWIND 2 Software
Wind Simulation (Digital Wind Tunnel) and Wind Load Generation for Structural FEA Software RFEM or RSTAB
The RWIND 2 stand alone program for wind simulation in the digital wind tunnel now additionally allows the calculation of transient incompressible turbulent wind flows.
RFEM 6RFEM 6
The new generation of the 3D FEA software RFEM is used for the structural analysis and design of members, surfaces, and solids. RFEM 6 has a modern design concept with add-ons that are integrated directly into the program.
The modern 3D structural analysis and design program is suitable for the structural and dynamic analysis of beam structures as well as the design of structures consisting of concrete, steel, timber, masonry or other materials utilizing add-ons integrated in the program.
Structural Analysis Software for Students for Free
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.
Free Model Download
Download Our Models and Save Time...
Here you can find direct access to multiple engineering models. Download the models to edit, analyze, or design them utilizing RFEM or RSTAB.
Dlubal's Spanish customer Estudi M103, an architectural office for structural consulting and calculation reports located in Barcelona, participated in an extraordinary construction project. The "Cirerers" project arises from a contest for municipal building sites for cohousing published by the Barcelona City Council in 2016.
The 7-story building, with 5,300 m² of floor space, is used as a vocational school. The dimensions (length x width x height) are approximately 46.0 m x 20.0 m x 21.8 m.
The accessible outdoor recreation structure Malahat SkyWalk viewing tower and walkway is an exciting new tourism project located on Southern Vancouver Island.
Dlubal customer Estudi M103, an architecture office for structural consulting and calculation reports, was commissioned to carry out the structural consulting of the first office building built entirely of wood in Spain, using Dlubal's RFEM software. It is an office building with a ground floor and 4 above-ground stories, located on Calle Llacuna 42 in Barcelona. With this type of building, construction periods are shortened due to the use of new sustainable materials, and even carbon emissions are reduced by 50% during construction.
JCR Estructural designed this residential building located in the city of Los Mochis, in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. The house is divided into two areas: the main one where the residential spaces are, and an independent area in the garden, for recreational use.
Adohi Hall, which means “woods” in Cherokee, located at the University of Arkansas (U of A), is the first university housing and mixed-use structure of its kind.
The Under Canvas company provides a unique opportunity for all-inclusive adventure glamping (glamorous camping). Established in 2009, the company has grown to include multiple luxury glamping resorts and customized events all over the country.
Under Canvas began in 2009 with the opening of an all-inclusive glamping adventure package. It has since grown to include eight luxury glamping resorts and a customized event offering, bringing the glamping experience to life everywhere in the country.
Four different point-supported glass chandeliers are focal points of a newly renovated shopping mall, The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Each chandelier consists of hanging glass plates, which are point-supported from brackets on stainless steel rings.
In September 2017, the Design Building at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst was completed. The $52 million project is one of the largest timber structures in the USA and one of the largest wood-concrete composite projects in the world.
"Thank you for one of the best solutions. I quickly understood the basics using RX-TIMBER.
Hope in future I will buy short term licenses according to the requests from my job."
"I really enjoy watching the webinars you showcase on YouTube. They helped me to convince my client to recently purchase RFEM. They provide a wealth of information.
I really enjoy using RFEM. I've used many analysis softwares in my career but never have I come across a software as powerful and intuitive as RFEM. Thanks for re-sparking a new passion for me.
In just a few weeks, I've been able to use RFEM to analyse some amazing structures, from small to big. I don't understand why everyone is not using Dlubal? It's given my client the edge in this competitive environment.
Keep up the great work."
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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
"I have watched the webinar recording "Design of Cross-laminated Timber Panels (CLT) According to Eurocode 5" on YouTube and I am impressed by about the program and the very good presentation.
" Another very successful webinar, this time on the topic of laminate design.
"We are an engineering office specialized in concrete and metal structures. We have decided to purchase the RFEM software to calculate structures and mechanical components.
For more than a year, it has been a daily pleasure to work with this tool! The support team is attentive with specialist knowledge while the software is intuitive, efficient and extremely comprehensive. Well done!"
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"I used this software for my master's thesis and I could handle it very well. It is intuitive and quick to learn; excellent results can be achieved immediately. The only thing I did not like was that I did not have a Mac version, but I hope that it will be available soon. Apart from that it works fine. I can recommend it!"
Ing. Elisa Moretti
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
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Chelsea Olson, M.Eng, P.Eng.
ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
News and Events
- Customer Project
In order to meet the increasing demand added to the staff numbers, the company OköFEN, specialized in wood pellet boilers, conducted the construction of new premises for its French head office.
- Customer Project
The Fondation Avicenne, formerly known as the Maison de l'Iran created in the 1960s, is a building of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP) which now shelters many houses where students coming from all around the world are accommodated in an outstanding landscaped environment.
The time has come. The new structural analysis and design program RFEM 6 is now available! The new version of the 3D finite element software with new features and a new concept is the perfect tool for the modern structural engineer.
There are many new features and program functions. Here is a small selection.
- Current News
The new programs RFEM 6, RSTAB 9, RSECTION 1 and RWIND 2 are released now. Numerous new features have been implemented in the programs and the add-ons directly integrated in RFEM/RSTAB. Get to know the new programs and download the free Trial Versions.
This video explains internal forces on the beam. At the beginning, the positive and negative cut faces are shown. This is followed by the determination of the shear forces at the start and end of the beam.
- Knowledge Base
According to Book 631 of the DAfStb (German Committee for Structural Concrete), Chapter 2.4, the structural behavior of ceilings changes if their continuous support by walls is interrupted in areas of openings. Depending on the length of the opening area and the plate thickness, measures are necessary regarding the analysis of the ceiling in the area of the opening.
- Knowledge Base
In addition to the basic combination rules of EN 1990, there are other combination conditions for actions on road bridges specified in EN 1991‑2 that must be taken into account.
- Knowledge Base
RF-MOVE Surfaces facilitates the generation of load cases from different positions of moving loads. Based on the moving load's load positions, RFEM generates separate load cases for RFEM. Optionally, an enveloping result combination of all load positions is created.
- Knowledge Base
This technical article deals with the design of structural components and cross-sections of a welded truss girder in the ultimate limit state. Furthermore, the deformation analysis in the serviceability limit state is described.