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Temporary Structures

If you are planning temporary structures, the Dlubal programs RFEM and RSTAB are your best choice for the structural analysis and design. Temporary structures are technical facilities built for a certain time period and then dismantled. These facilities, and especially fairground rides, must satisfy certain structural and constructional requirements ensuring their safe operation, and they are thus subjected to special legal test specifications, as  Rely on RFEM and RSTAB as efficient and easy-to-use tools for your calculations.

Temporary structures include, for example:

  • Ferris wheels
  • Roller coasters
  • Carousels
  • Swing rides
  • Grandstands
  • Concert stages
  • Tents
  • Stages for events (including rigging)
  • Supporting structures for event technology

Scaffolding and Rack Structures

The Dlubal programs RFEM and RSTAB are at your side when designing scaffolding and racks. Both programs can consider various member and hinge nonlinearities, such as yielding, tearing, slippage, and so on. Furthermore, you can also define special scaffolding supports in RFEM.

Offshore Structures

When it comes to offshore systems, you are on the safe side with RFEM and RSTAB . The Dlubal programs offer many features for the calculation and design of drilling rigs, wind turbines, research platforms and much more.

Discover the possibilities for the calculation of structures from several materials, the dynamic analysis, stability studies, fatigue checks, generation of loads from rotation, wind simulation and others

Silos and Storage Tanks

To design silos and storage tanks, the structural FEA software RFEM by Dlubal is the best choice. Many useful features facilitate your calculations. These features include application of loads varying along a perimeter and in the Z-direction, seismic analysis, shell buckling design, and many others.

Renewable Energy Structures

Many Dlubal customers trust the reliable structural engineering programs RFEM and RSTAB when performing the structural analysis and design of renewable energy structures (solar power plants, photovoltaic plants, wind power plants, hydroelectric power plants, biogas plants, and so on).

Both programs provide you with useful features, for example, for the design of solar farms. Among other things, you can use the automatic load generation, creation of special profile cross-sections, connection to the COM interface, generation of load combinations to consider different inclination angles of solar cells, and many other features.

Shipbuilding and Floating Bodies

No matter whether your projects are going on a long journey or are to be used close to the shore, the Dlubal structural analysis programs always provide you with reliable tools. Use RFEM and RSTAB to easily and efficiently calculate ships or ship components, such as ship cranes, masts, hulls, or pulleys. It is also possible to consider nonlinearities such as cables, and to perform dynamic, stability, and buckling analyses. Moreover, you can model and design shipping containers in RFEM.

Furthermore, the programs allow you to design floating bodies, such as pontoons, floating jetties, inflatable islands, special rafts, floating houses, houseboats, dredgers, floating cranes, and many others.

Conveyor Structures

Design your conveyor structures with RFEM and RSTAB by Dlubal without any problems. There are various elements, such as cables, pulleys, and friction supports, available in the programs. Moreover, you can model the structural components as surfaces and solids in RFEM in order to perform detail analyses.

Drilling Structures and Drilling Masts

If you want to design drilling rigs, RFEM and RSTAB by Dlubal offer you a wide range of useful features. Discover the dynamic analysis, stability and buckling analysis, fatigue design, generation of load combinations to consider different operating conditions, and many other features provided by the Dlubal Software programs.

Swimming Pools and Water Parks

The Dlubal programs are also ideally suited to ensure that everything remains stable when you have fun in the water. Use RFEM and RSTAB for the structural analysis of indoor and outdoor swimming pools, water parks, and so on. The structures, such as hall frames, water slide substructures, swimming pools, as well as their foundations, can be structurally analyzed and designed easily and reliably.

Container Structures

Well-packed is half the battle: Use the Dlubal software RFEM to perform structural analysis and design of containers made of steel (shipping containers, container buildings, and so on) as well as packaging made of timber (plywood or OSB boxes, export packaging, wooden packaging materials, pallets, heavy-lift packaging).

For detailed modeling, you can use member, surface, and solid elements. All steel and timber structural components can be designed in the corresponding add-on modules.

Drilled Pile Foundations

With Dlubal Software, your piles will always have a secure hold. Discover various options in RFEM and RSTAB that allow you to model and design drilled piles (driven piles, injection piles, and so on) and pile structures.

Among other things, you can easily define a member elastic foundation to represent the soil parameters surrounding the pile.

Stairway Structures

Take your structural analysis and design to the next level with Dlubal Software! Use RFEM and RSTAB to easily and efficiently analyze all types of stairways, such as concrete stairs, steel stairs, wooden stairs, glass stairs, or escalators. Calculate a flight of stairs with or without landings, or even entire stairwells.

Moreover, RFEM and RSTAB provides you with helpful tools to automatically generate straight as well as spiral staircases with just a few clicks.

Power Plants

For the structural analysis of power plants, you can fully rely on the proven Dlubal structural analysis programs RFEM and RSTAB. You can combine different materials in the analytical model. In addition to the required ultimate limit state design and stability analysis, it is also possible to perform dynamic analysis without any problems.

Hydraulic Steel Engineering

For hydraulic steel engineering, the Dlubal structural analysis program RFEM is at your side. It is an ideal tool for the analysis and design of complex structures consisting of members, surfaces, and solids. Therefore, you can easily perform static and dynamic analyses of hydraulic steelworks including sluices, locks and lock chambers, roller water gates, sliding and sector gates, weir flaps, drum gates, flood protection gates, ship lifts, canal bridges, and many more.

Mechanical Engineering

Many users perform their mechanical engineering calculations in the reliable Dlubal programs RFEM and RSTAB. The finite element analysis software RFEM allows you to easily and intuitively analyze complex structures consisting of surfaces, solids, and contact elements. Therefore, RFEM is frequently used to analyze various components, construction details, or connections. On the other hand, RSTAB allows you to easily and efficiently perform the structural and dynamic analysis of beam, frame, or truss structures.

Pneumatic Structures

The Dlubal structural analysis software RFEM is your reliable partner for the calculations pneumatic structures. RFEM allows you to perform the form-finding, structural analysis, and pattern determination of pneumatic structures, such as air-supported roofs, pneumatically prestressed roofs, inflatable structures, pneumatic cushions, foil cushions (ETFE), and so on.

The calculation is performed according to the large deformation analysis.

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