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RFEM 5 | FEA Structural Analysis Software
RFEM - Powerful, Easy, and Intuitive
First Steps with RFEM
The structural analysis program RFEM provides structural engineers with a 3D FEA program that meets all requirements in modern civil engineering. Efficient data input and intuitive handling facilitate the modeling of simple and complex structures.
The structural analysis software RFEM is the basis of a modular software system. The basic program RFEM is used to define structures, materials, and loads for planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program also allows you to create combined structures as well as to model solid and contact elements.
RFEM calculates deformations, internal forces, stresses, support forces, and soil contact stresses. Add-on modules facilitate data input by automatically creating structures and connections, or can be used to carry out further analyses and designs according to various standards.
The modular software concept allows you to compile a program package tailored to your individual needs. It is possible to upgrade the program at any time.
The main program RFEM is also available as a lower-priced 2D version.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Through numerous interfaces, RFEM realizes the perfect interaction between CAD and structural analysis in Building Information Modeling (BIM). For example, RFEM allows bidirectional data exchange with the programs Tekla Structures, Autodesk Revit, and Bentley ISM.
“Great praise again, I really enjoy my structural analyses with RFEM. Your advertising slogan is actually true.”
"The spatial FEA model offered very good options to analyze and design the load-bearing behavior of a special complex structure in a verifiable way. Due to the extremely high safety requirements concerning the most famous landmark of Germany, the Brandenburg Gate, it was necessary to mount the support structure in two stages. The specific mounting situations could be modeled very well in RFEM."
Structural Analysis Models to Download
Select numerous structural models to utilize them for training purposes or for your projects.
RF-LOAD-HISTORY Add-on Module for RFEM | Consideration of Plastic Deformations from Previous Load Conditions
- I design pipelines using the RF-PIPING Design add-on module. I have created a new prestress load case and loaded the piping with longitudinal displacement. Is it possible to add this new load case to combinations that are generated automatically?
- My Surface Book is recognized as a "Hyper V" virtual machine, so my local license does not work. What can I do?
- My old model is suddenly unstable. What can be the reason?
Timber Lattice Bridge for Cycling and Pedestrian Use over Reguerón Irrigation Channel in Orihuela, Spain
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