Analysis & Design Software for Laminate, Sandwich, and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Structures
The RFEM program 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.
Use the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation for complex structures. This program simulates wind flows around any structures by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
The structural analysis software provided by Dlubal can be seamlessly integrated into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. A variety of interfaces allows you to exchange data from digital building models with RFEM or RSTAB.
EGOIN SA was awarded a timber design project for 35 new CLT apartments in Girona, Spain. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) was selected as the building material due to its sustainability, ability to filter CO2, and architectural design freedom.
The EGT Group’s new St. Georgen location was to have a future-oriented design, taking into consideration both energy efficiency and sustainability. The new four-story oval building consists mainly of timber and was constructed in just four short weeks.
Designed to store nearly 2 million library volumes and works of art, the University of Arkansas Library Annex in Fayetteville was built with cross-laminated timber (CLT) roofs, walls, and floors, and glulam beams, columns, and moment frames.
Palazzo Meridia in Nice is currently the tallest CLT office building in France. Dlubal customer CBS-Lifteam was responsible for the planning, supply, and installation of the timber structure.
The Conversation Plinth is a collaboration between IKD, a Boston-based architectural design firm; Bensonwood; SMARTLAM, the first CLT manufacturer in the US; and Clemson University’s Wood Utilization and Design Institute....
Brock Commons is a student residence currently under construction at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
The mass timber hybrid structure comprises five‑ply cross-laminated timber (CLT) floor panels, a concrete transfer slab, and a steel framed roof.
The New Candlewood Suites on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, is the first cross‑laminated timber (CLT) hotel constructed in the US.
This four-story building, made of 56,700 ft3 of CLT and 1,200 ft3 of glulam material, serves the lodging needs of the Redstone Arsenal Army post.
A highlight of the 2014 State Garden Show in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, is the "Himmelsstürmer" lookout tower, which is almost 131.2 feet high.
It is made of approximately 6,215 ft³ of cross‑laminated timber and consists of an inner and an outer tower.
An extraordinary project of a new workshop for wood carving art was realized in Val Gardena, South Tyrol.
As the triangulated façade could be used only partially for load application, the building was a great challenge for the responsible timber construction engineer.
The Metropol Parasol is a hybrid structure consisting of timber, concrete, steel, and composite steel.
The most interesting and impressive part of the building is the accessible timber roof structure consisting of multi-layer glued timber panels of LVL type Kerto‑Q.
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Timber apartment complex in Brescia, Italy | Designed with RFEM byRubner Holzbau AG, Brixen/Italy | www.rubner.com
Wood carving workshop | Designed with RFEM by Lignaconsult Schrentewein & Partner GmbH, Bolzano/Italy | lignaconsult.net
Lookout tower „Himmelsstürmer“ in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany | Designed with RFEM by Andreas Wirth, Freiburg/Germany | www.wirth-baustatik.de
Monastery "Little Flower", Canada | Designed with RFEM by Dr. Ing. Berger, Dr. Ing. Gadner, Merano, Italy
Design Project of the Family House P+P+2K Made from Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) and the BIM of the House
- How do I determine wind loads on structures of any shape?
- Is it possible to also design smaller structural components such as GFRP angles in RF-LAMINATE?
- How can I consider downstand beams in cross-laminated timber structures?
- How can I consider the flexibility of a cross-laminated timber plate in a wall-liked load?
Which Poisson's ratio should I enter for cross-laminated timber in the Orthotropic material?
- How does the "Orthotropic Plastic" material model work in RFEM?
- Why are the stresses of the 90° orientation not displayed for a layer with the orthotropy direction 90° for σb,90 in RF‑LAMINATE?
- Which Dlubal Software programs can I use to calculate and design timber structures?
- Which add-on modules and programs do I need for laminate and sandwich structures as well as cross-laminated timber (CLT)?
- What options are available for the serviceability data in RF‑LAMINATE to calculate the local deformation uz,local applied in the design?
Recommended for Laminate, Sandwich and CLT Structures
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
Deflection analysis and stress design of laminate and sandwich surfaces
Comparison of results with defined limit values
Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052
Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3
Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)
Reinforced concrete design according to the model column method (method based on nominal curvature)