Structural Frame & Truss Analysis Software RSTAB | Load Generation

Structural Engineering Analysis & Design Software

The 3D structural frame analysis program RSTAB is the ideal tool for the design of beam, frame, or truss structures consisting of steel, reinforced concrete, timber, aluminum, or other materials.

With RSTAB you can easily and quickly define a structural model and then calculate the internal forces, deformations, and support reactions. For further design, there are various add‑on modules available, considering structural data of specific materials and standards.

Quick and Easy Generation of Loads

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

  1. Snow Load Generator

    Snow loads can be generated as member loads on flat/monopitch roofs and duopitch roofs.

    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 (including 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 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 Loads from Area Loads

    Area loads can be automatically converted into member loads. There are 2 options available for this:

    • Member loads from area loads via plane
    • Member loads from area loads via cells

    Depending on the selected option, you either have to define a plane via corner nodes or select cells in the graphic. The area load can either be applied to the entire surface or only the effective or projected surface of the members.

  4. Generating Member Loads from Free Line Loads

    With this generator, you can define free line loads e.g. for girder grillages (from conveyor belts, for example) and proportionally allocate them 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), which acts on specific objects of the model.

    The mass is determined from the self-weight.

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RSTAB
STEEL 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel members

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RSTAB
STEEL EC3 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RSTAB
RSBUCK 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

Price of First License
670.00 USD
RSTAB
TIMBER Pro 8.xx

Add-on Module

Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RSTAB
FE-LTB 8.xx

Add-on Module

Lateral-torsional buckling analysis of members according to the second-order analysis (FEM)

Price of First License
900.00 USD
RSTAB
DYNAM Pro - Natural Vibrations 8.xx

Add-on Module

Dynamic analysis of natural frequencies and mode shapes of member models

Price of First License
850.00 USD
RSTAB
FRAME-JOINT Pro 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of rigid bolted frame joints according to Eurocode 3 or DIN 18800

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RSTAB
CONCRETE 8.xx

Add-on Module

Linear and nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete members with reinforcement concept

Price of First License
810.00 USD
RSTAB
RSIMP 8.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of equivalent geometric imperfections and pre-deformed initial structures for nonlinear calculations

Price of First License
450.00 USD
RSTAB
STEEL Warping Torsion 8.xx

Module Extension for STEEL EC3 and RF-STEEL AISC

Warping torsion analysis according to the second-order theory with 7 degrees of freedom

Price of First License
850.00 USD
RSTAB
EC2 for RSTAB 8.xx

Module Extension for RSTAB

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the Eurocode 2 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RSTAB
DEFORM 8.xx

Add-on Module

Deformation and deflection analysis of members and sets of members

Price of First License
220.00 USD