Find here a variety of structural analysis models of towers and masts to download, which you can use for training purposes or for your projects.
Analysis and Design Software for Towers and Masts
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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Use the Dlubal spatial frame & truss analysis software RSTAB 9 if you need a special solution tailored to beam, frame, and truss structures. Due to the special attention to such structures, it is even easier to use than the FEA software RFEM. This program has been the best choice for structural analysis and design of pure structural member models for many years.
Do your structures have to withstand every gust of wind? Then it is best to use the Dlubal stand-alone program RWIND 2. It is particularly recommended 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.
Use the RF‑/TOWER Structure add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 to easily create lattice, cell, and transmission towers by entering parameters.
Use the RF‑/TOWER Equipment add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 to quickly and efficiently create tower equipment, such as antennas, platforms, ladders, and cable ducts.
Keep an eye on the environmental influences on your towers: The RF‑/TOWER Loading add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 generates design-relevant effects for lattice towers, such as wind, ice, and live loads.
Use the RF‑/TOWER Effective Lengths add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB& 8 to determine the buckling lengths of members used in lattice towers with square, rectangular, or triangular floor plans.
Use the RF‑/TOWER Design add-on module for RFEM 5& / RSTAB 8 to design lattice towers according to EN 1993‑1‑1, EN 1993‑3‑1, and EN 50341.
The RF‑/JOINTS Steel - Tower add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 helps you to design pinned joints with bolt connections for members used in lattice towers in accordance with EN 1993‑1‑8.
The structural analysis software provided by Dlubal 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.
The construction of a 328-foot-high tower at an altitude of about 6,890 ft above sea level is a particularly challenging task. A project of this type was realized in September 2020 in the area of the "Windsfeld" summit in Flachau / Flachauwinkl, Austria. The met mast is one of the tallest structures in Austria.
Removable guyed masts are used not only for telecommunications purposes, but also for collecting wind data in order to evaluate the profitability of a planned wind farm.
In the Chinese province of Qinghai, near the city of Haixi, a complex of 23 multi-energy plants is being built, combining different technologies to generate energy from renewable resources. The complex comprises a 618.4-foot-high tower of the 50 MW solar power plant; the support structure is expected to be completed in mid-2019.
At a height of 141 ft, the lookout tower in the Giant Mountains (Czech: Krkonoše) offers a breathtaking view over the Krkonoše National Park.
It has the shape of a truncated cone that opens outward as it increases in height.
The lookout tower, with a height of more than 131 ft, is located in Ebrach (Upper Franconia), in the heart of the Steigerwald.
After the Spessart, the Steigerwald is the second-largest deciduous forest area....
A timber lookout tower called "Ester" opened in Jerusalem in mid-November 2017. This tower, designed in the shape of a cactus by renowned Czech architect Martin Rajniš, is located in the complex of a former hospital from 1887, not far from the old town walls ...
A unique structure called Sky Walk was built in Dolní Morava, Czech Republic, under Králický Sněžník Mountain at a height of 3,661 ft; it is unprecedented in Central Europe.
Sky Walk is a lookout trail leading up to 192 ft above the surrounding hilly terrain level. It is visible at a distance of several miles.
The Kuchlbauer tower is an architectural project built on the premises of the German brewery Kuchlbauer in Abensberg.
The tower was designed by F. Hundertwasser, who died in 2000 when the project was still in its planning stages.
The path leading through forest treetops in the Bavarian Forest National Park in Germany has a total length of 4,265 ft and is the longest treetop walk worldwide.
The treetop walkway leads to the spiral structure of the egg‑shaped tree tower with a height of 144.3 ft.
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.
One of the world's highest timber structures is a lookout tower on the Pyramidenkogel, a mountain in Carinthia, Austria.
The spiral-shaped tower with a height of 328 ft provides a breathtaking view over the Alps-Adriatic region.
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Online Manual | RFEM 6
- How do I determine wind loads on structures of any shape?
- I am looking for the possibility to automatically generate special structures or to load parameterized structures.
- After importing a DXF file, I have several nodes with identical coordinates. What options does RSTAB provide to clean the structural system?
The structural analysis program RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular software system. The main program RFEM 6 is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program can also design combined structures as well as solid and contact elements.
The structural frame & truss analysis and design program RSTAB 9 contains a similar range of functions as the FEA software RFEM, paying special attention to frames and trusses. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years, it has been the best choice for the structural analysis of beam structures consisting of steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and other materials.
In the Concrete Design add-on, various designs according to international standards are possible. You can design members and columns.
The Steel Design add-on designs steel members for the ultimate and serviceability limit states according to various standards.
The Stress-Strain Analysis add-on performs a general stress analysis by calculating the existing stresses and comparing them to the limit stresses.
With the RFEM Steel Joints add-on, you can analyze steel connections using an FE model.