Design Software for Structural Timber Connections

FEM Analysis and Design of Structures

The structural analysis program RFEM is the basis of a modular software system. The main 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 model solid and contact elements.

Analysis and Design of Beam Structures

The structural beam analysis program RSTAB determines internal forces, deformations and support reactions. For designs, there are various add-on modules considering the material and standard-specific circumstances. Due to the modular software system, it is possible to use the program package that perfectly meets your individual needs.

Design of Joints

Here you can find numerous add-on modules for the design of joints in steel and timber structures.

Knowledge Base | Timber Connections

  1. Tension Connections in RF-/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber

    Tension Connections in RF-/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber

    In the case of tension connections with cleats subjected to unilateral loading, the external members (side timber) are loaded by an additional bending moment due to the eccentric load distribution. However, this fact is not mentioned in EN 1995‑1‑1 and is considered in the National Annex to DIN EN 1995‑1‑1 by the reduction of the tensile strength. This reduction depends on the pull‑off strength of the fasteners.

  2. Figure 01 - Structural System

    Forces by Screw in Main-Connected Beam Joint

    RF-/JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber allows you to design main-connected beam joints. This article explains the determination of forces in screws of a beam connected to a torsionally rigid main beam.

  3. Consideration of Initial Slippage in RF-JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber

    Consideration of Initial Slippage

    In RF-JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber, it is possible to consider the possible minimum slippage of bolts in the case of guide pins. In RFEM, this slippage is taken into account using the flexibility in member end releases.

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD
RFEM Connections
RF-JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of indirect timber connections with dowel-type fasteners and steel plates according to NDS and Eurocode 5

Price of First License
850.00 USD
RFEM Connections
RF-JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of Direct Timber Connections According to Eurocode 5

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-LIMITS 5.xx

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
580.00 USD
RSTAB Connections
JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of indirect timber connections with dowel-type fasteners and steel plates according to NDS and Eurocode 5

Price of First License
850.00 USD
RSTAB Connections
JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of Direct Timber Connections According to Eurocode 5

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RSTAB Other
LIMITS 8.xx

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
580.00 USD