Other Application Areas

Structural Analysis Software for other Application Areas

For many other application areas, the Dlubal programs RFEM, RSTAB, SHAPE‑THIN, and others are the ideal structural analysis and design solution. For example:

  • Cold-Formed Sections
  • Dlubal software for calculation and design of glass structures
  • Corrugated Sheets
  • Dlubal software for calculation and design of glass structures

Simulation of Masonry

RFEM allows for realistic assessment of structural behavior of masonry.

For this, it is possible to define the nonlinear material model "Isotropic Masonry 2D" using the RF‑MAT NL add‑on module, which causes failure when exceeding limit stresses.

Cold-Formed Sections

Design general cold-formed sections with the SHAPE-THIN 9 stand-alone program and the RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections add-on module according to EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-5.

Soil-Structure Interaction

In RFEM, it is possible to consider different soil models, such as the subgrade reaction modulus method, stiffness modulus method (RF‑SOILIN), modified two-parametric soil models, and many others.

In particular, it is recommended to apply the stiffness modulus method using RF‑SOILIN, as it represents the soil structure in a realistic way and the subgrade reaction modulus is determined interdependently of the load.

Facade Analysis

The structural analysis programs RFEM and RSTAB as well as the stand-alone program SHAPE-THIN 9 perform the design of facade structures such as glass facades, curtain walls, double facades, element facades, etc.

Foundations and Foundation Engineering

Design different foundation types such as foundation plates, single foundations, bucket foundations, and block foundations in RFEM and RSTAB as well as the RF-/FOUNDATION Pro add-on module.

Consider strip foundations as members with elastic foundations. Define elastic surface foundations for surfaces. The RF-SOILIN add-on module for RFEM determines the elastic foundation by means of soil layers.

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