Analysis & Design Software for Towers and Masts
Structural engineering FEA software RFEM is the basis of a modular software system. 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.
Structural frame analysis and design software RSTAB contains a similar range of functions as RFEM, with special attention to beam, frame and truss structures. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years it has been the best choice for structural analysis.
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.
RF-/TOWER Loading creates the design-relevant effects for lattice towers such as wind, ice, and variable loads.
RF-/TOWER Effective Lengths determines the buckling lengths of members used in lattice towers with square, rectangular or triangular floor plans.
RF-/JOINTS Steel - Tower designs pinned joints with bolt connections for members used in lattice towers in accordance with EN 1993‑1‑8 (Eurocode 3).
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.
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 wooden lookout tower called Ester, designed by renowned Czech architect Martin Rajniš, was inaugurated in Jerusalem in mid-November 2017. The tower, in the shape of a blooming cactus, is located in the gardens of a former hospital built in 1887, not far from the walls of the Old City, offering visitors a spectacular view over Jerusalem.
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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Lookout tower „Himmelsstürmer“ in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany | Designed with RFEM by Andreas Wirth, Freiburg/Germany | www.wirth-baustatik.de
Lookout tower on Pyramidenkogel, Austria | Designed with RSTAB by LACKNER + RAML Ziviltechniker – GmbH Villach/Austria | www.lackner-raml.at
RFEM/RSTAB add-on module RF-/JOINTS Steel-Tower | Hinged connections of lattice tower members according to EC 3
RFEM/RSTAB add-on module RF-/TOWER effective lengths | Determination of effective lengths of lattice towers
If the check box "Number of load increments" is deactivated, the number of load increments will be determined automatically in RFEM to solve nonlinear tasks efficiently.
The used method is based on a heuristic algorithm.
- How do I determine wind loads on structures of any shape?
- I am looking for a possibility to generate special structures automatically or to call them parameterized.
- After the import of a DXF file I have now several nodes with identical coordinates. Which options offers RSTAB to clean the system?
- When calculating a cable using the STEEL EC3 add‑on module, there is the error message "Incorrect characteristic stresses for material No. 1! Please correct this in Table 1.2."
- How can I create a drilled beam in RFEM?
- In connection with the calculation according to the large deformation analysis, I get significantly smaller deformations than for the calculation according to the linear static or second-order analysis. How is this possible?
- Which formula is used in the RF‑/TOWER Loading add-on module to calculate the first natural frequency for the determination of the structure coefficient?
- Is it possible to control the beam steering of an antenna in RF‑/TOWER Design?
- How can I control the wind load distribution on tower sides in the RF‑/TOWER Loading add-on module?
- Is it possible to use Dlubal Software for the calculation and design of 5G transmission masts, antenna masts, or towers?
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
The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions
Generation of geometrically complex 3D tower structures such as lattice towers and radio masts
Generation of equipment for lattice towers of mobile operators
Generation of wind, ice and variable loads for lattice towers
Determination of effective lengths for lattice towers
Design of triangular and quadrilateral lattice towers according to European standards
Design of nominally pinned bolted connections of members used in lattice towers according to Eurocode 3