Pushover Analysis Software

Determination of Pushover Curves in RFEM

RFEM ensures the stability of your project – even in the case of an earthquake. A pushover analysis is a nonlinear structural calculation. It is important for a seismic analysis of structures. For this, the load pattern is inferred from the dynamic calculation of equivalent loads. These loads are increased incrementally until a global failure of the structure occurs. In this case, the nonlinear behaviour of a building is usually represented by using plastic hinges.

In the RFEM program, you can also perform pushover analyses. There you will find the plastic hinges according to the definition of FEMA 356 for the material of steel, as already mentioned. By combining the calculation diagrams and the load increment option, you can easily get pushover curves that you can further use in your work.

  • Building Structure
  • Accelerogram for Structural Dynamic Analysis

Structural FEM Analysis and Design

Do you already know the Dlubal software flagship RFEM 6? This structural analysis software is the basis of a modular program family. The main program RFEM is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. Is your project a bit complicated? RFEM can handle this without any problems. The program also allows you to create combined structures as well as to model solid and contact elements.

Pushover Analysis

Would you like to learn more about how to use RFEM for pushover analyses? In RFEM, for example, you can determine a pushover curve or a capacity curve and export it to Excel.

Check out this FAQ to find out how to do this:

Add-ons for Dynamic Analysis

Do you want to perform dynamic calculations? The Dlubal software programs also have a solution for this. For your dynamic analysis, you can use the add-ons for the determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes as well as for a seismic analysis.

Interfaces for Data Exchange

Innovation is just great – and a matter of course for Dlubal Software. The Dlubal structural analysis software provided can be integrated seamlessly into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. The large number of interfaces allows you to exchange the data of digital building models with RFEM or RSTAB.

Use the Webservice for this. This programmable interface can be used to read or write data from or to RFEM and RSTAB.

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Structural Analysis Models to Download

Models to Download

Select numerous structural models to utilize them for training purposes or for your projects.


Main Program

Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids, and contact elements

Price of First License
4,350.00 EUR

Add-on Module

Analysis of Natural Vibrations

Price of First License
1,350.00 EUR
RF -DYNAM Pro - Forced Vibrations

Add-on Module

Dynamic and seismic analysis including time history analysis and multi-modal response spectrum analysis

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RF -DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads

Add-on Module

Seismic and static load analysis using multi-modal response spectrum analysis

Price of First License
1,000.00 EUR
RF -DYNAM Pro - Nonlinear Time History

Add-on Module

Nonlinear dynamic analysis of external excitations

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR