Analysis & Design Software for Laminate, Sandwich, and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Structures

Structural Engineering Software for Laminate & Sandwich Structures

If you want your laminate or sandwich surfaces to withstand the usage, you can rely on stress and deflection analyses in the Dlubal structural analysis program RFEM. The calculation can consider shear coupling and is carried out according to the laminate theory.

You can use this design type, for example, for cross-laminated timber elements (CLT), fiber-reinforced plastics, such as FRP, GRP, GFRP, or carbon material, and many others.

  • Structural Engineering Software for Laminate and Sandwich Structures
  • Structural Engineering Software for Laminate and Sandwich Structures
  • Structural Engineering Software for Laminate and Sandwich Structures
  • Structural Engineering Software for Laminate and Sandwich Structures
  • Structural Engineering Software for Laminate and Sandwich Structures
  • Structural Engineering Software for Laminate and Sandwich Structures
  • Structural Engineering Software for Laminate and Sandwich Structures
  • Structural Engineering Software for Laminate and Sandwich Structures
  • Structural Engineering Software for Laminate and Sandwich Structures

Structural FEM Analysis and Design

The successful structural analysis program RFEM 6 by Dlubal Software is the basis of a modular program family that you can customize and combine according to your precise requirements. In the main program RFEM, you can define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. Furthermore, you can create combined structures as well as model solid and contact elements.

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Wind Simulation and Wind Load Generation

Do your structures have to withstand every gust of wind? Then it is best to use the Dlubal stand-alone program RWIND 2. We particularly recommend it for complex model shapes. There are wind flows around all structures simulated in a digital wind tunnel.

You can easily import your generated wind loads acting on these objects into RFEM or RSTAB. Thus, you can complete your project there.

Design of Laminate Surfaces

If you want your laminate surfaces to withstand the usage, you can rely on the RF‑LAMINATE add-on module for RFEM 5. It performs precise stress and deflection analysis of laminate surfaces under consideration of shear coupling (cross-laminated timber elements, fiberglass, carbon, and so on).

Consideration of Construction Stages

Stay on track of the construction process with the Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) add-on for RFEM 6. In RFEM, this allows you to consider the construction process of structures (member, surface, and solid structures). Avoid potential mistakes when calculating entire models that arise when neglicting the influence of the construction process. With this add-on, you can analyze the influences and consider them right up to the structural design.

Interfaces for Data Exchange

The Dlubal structural analysis software 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 (a programmable interface) to read or write the data from or to RFEM and RSTAB.

Support and Learning

Customer service is a fundamental pillar of the Dlubal Software company philosophy. We provide any necessary support you need to complete your daily work.

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Models to Download

Models to Download

Find a variety of structural analysis models of laminate, sandwich, and cross-laminated timber structures to download, which you can use for training purposes or for your projects.

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RFEM 5
RFEM

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
RFEM 5
RF-LAMINATE

Add-on Module

Deflection analysis and stress design of laminate and sandwich surfaces

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-LIMITS

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TIMBER Pro

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL EC3

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-CONCRETE

Add-on Module

Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)

Price of First License
1,000.00 EUR
RFEM 5
CONCRETE Columns

Add-on Module

Reinforced concrete design according to the model column method (method based on nominal curvature)

Price of First License
800.00 EUR