FEA Software RFEM | Load Generation

Structural Analysis & Engineering Software

The finite element analysis program RFEM is a powerful software for quick and easy modeling, structural analysis and design of 2D and 3D models consisting of member, plate, wall, folded plate, shell, solid, and contact elements.

Due to the modular software concept, you can connect the main program RFEM with the corresponding add‑on modules in order to meet your individual requirements.

Quick and Easy Generation of Loads

Software of Reference

"We are completely satisfied with RFEM and the Dlubal Software team too. Keep it up!

Maderas Besteiro is in contact with many engineers and the structural wood research team at the University of Santiago de Compostela and they always speak of RFEM as the reference software."

Easy Modeling of Structures

“I really enjoy working with Dlubal Software programs. The structure generation and modification can proceed smoothly:

  • Manageability of functions in the menu and movability in space
  • Data transparency: checks, options to modify and transfer data

I am happy that I switched over to Dlubal Software!”

As a standard feature, RFEM includes helpful tools for generating wind, snow, ice, and opening loads, as well as for converting surface loads into member loads.

  1. Snow Load Generator

    Snow load generator can generate snow loads as member loads or surface loads.

    Additional snow loads such as drifted snow loads, snow overhangs, and snow guards can be taken into account as well.

    The following standards are available:

    • European Union 1991-1-3 (incl. National Annexes)
    • Germany DIN 1055-5
    • Spain CTE DB-SE-AE
    • United States of America ASCE/SEI 7-16

  2. Wind Load Generator

    Wind loads can be automatically generated as member loads or area loads on the following structural components (optional with internal pressure für open buildings):

    • Vertical walls
    • Flat roofs
    • Monopitch roofs
    • Duopitch/Troughed roofs
    • Vertical walls with roof

    The following standards are available:

    • European Union 1991-1-4 (including National Annexes)
    • Germany DIN 1055-4
    • Spain CTE DB-SE-AE
    • United States of America ASCE/SEI 7-16

  3. Generating Member/Line Loads from Area Loads

    Area loads can be automatically converted into member or line loads. There are 3 options available for this:

    • Member loads from area loads via plane
    • Member loads from area loads via cells
    • Line loads from area loads on openings

    In the case of the member loads from area loads, a plane has to be defined via corner nodes or cells have to be selected in the graphic. The area load can either be applied to the entire surface or only the effective or projected surface of the members.

    For the "Line loads from area loads on openings" function, the corresponding openings are selected.

  4. Generating Member Loads from Free Line Loads

    In the case of pure member models such as girder grillages, free line loads (from conveyor belts, for example) can be defined and proportionately allocated to members.

  5. Generating Member Loads from Coating

    Coating loads can be generated as member loads from ice loads, claddings, etc.

    For that, you only have to specify the thickness and specific weight of the coating.

  6. Generating Loads from Accelerated Motion

    This generator creates loads as a result of an acceleration or rotation (from tower cranes, for example) that acts on specific objects of the model.

    The mass is determined from the self-weight.

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Online training | English

RFEM | Basics

Online Training 07/13/2021 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CEST

Online training | English

Eurocode 2 | Concrete structures according to DIN EN 1992-1-1

Online Training 07/29/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online training | English

RFEM | Structural dynamics and earthquake design according to EC 8

Online Training 08/11/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online Training | English

RFEM for Students | USA

Online Training 08/11/2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Online training | English

Eurocode 3 | Steel structures according to DIN EN 1993-1-1

Online Training 08/25/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online Training | English

Eurocode 5 | Timber structures according to DIN EN 1995-1-1

Online Training 09/23/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Glass Design with Dlubal Software

Glass Design with Dlubal Software

Webinar 06/08/2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

Blast Time History Analysis in RFEM

Blast Time History Analysis in RFEM

Webinar 05/13/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Timber structures | Part 2: Design

Timber Beam and Surface Structures | Part 2: Design

Webinar 05/11/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CEST

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

Webinar 03/30/2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

CSA S16:19 Steel Design in RFEM

CSA S16:19 Steel Design in RFEM

Webinar 03/10/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

The Most Common User Errors With RFEM and RSTAB

The Most Common User Errors With RFEM and RSTAB

Webinar 02/04/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST

ADM 2020 Member Design in RFEM

ADM 2020 Member Design in RFEM

Webinar 01/19/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Dlubal Info Day

Dlubal Info Day Online | December 15, 2020

Webinar 12/15/2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM BST

FEA Troubleshooting and Optimization in RFEM

FEA Troubleshooting and Optimization in RFEM

Webinar 11/11/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Soil-Structure Interaction in RFEM

Soil-Structure Interaction in RFEM

Webinar 10/27/2020 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM BST

NBC 2015 Modal Response Spectrum Analysis in RFEM

NBC 2015 Modal Response Spectrum Analysis in RFEM

Webinar 09/30/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Documenting Results in the RFEM Printout Report

Webinar 08/25/2020 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

ACI 318-19 Concrete Design in RFEM

ACI 318-19 Concrete Design in RFEM

Webinar 08/20/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

How to Be More Productive Using RFEM

How to Be More Productive Using RFEM

Webinar 07/07/2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CEST

Introduction to Solid Modeling \n in RFEM

Introduction to Solid Modeling in RFEM

Webinar 06/30/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Modeling with Solids in RFEM

Modeling with Solids in RFEM

Webinar 06/09/2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM CEST

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RF-STEEL 5.xx

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Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
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Add-on Module

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RF-TIMBER Pro 5.xx

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Price of First License
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