Analysis & Design Software for Renewable Energy Structures

FEM Analysis and Design of 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.

Analysis and Design of Beam Structures

The structural frame analysis and design program RSTAB determines internal forces, deformations and support reactions. For the subsequent design, the add-on modules are available considering structural conditions of specific materials and standards. Due to the modular concept of the software, you can combine the programs to satisfy your individual requirements.

Add-on Modules for Design of Renewable Energy Structures

For structural analysis of renewable energy structures (for example solar power plants, photovoltaic plants, wind power plants, hydroelectric power plants, biogas plants), find more useful add-on modules under the Steel Structures industry.

If there are masts used as a substructure for the renewable energy structures, we recommend the add-on modules of the Towers and Masts industry.

Knowledge Base | Renewable Energy Structures

  1. Determining and Using Effective Lengths

    Determining and Using Effective Lengths

    The RF‑STABILITY and RSBUCK add‑on modules for RFEM and RSTAB allows you to perform eigenvalue analysis for frame structures in order to determine critical load factors including the buckling modes. It is possible to determine several buckling modes. They provide information about the model areas bearing stability risks.

More Useful Features and Technical Articles

RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD
RFEM Steel and Aluminum Structures
RF-STEEL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM Steel and Aluminum Structures
RF-STEEL EC3 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Structure 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of geometrically complex 3D tower structures such as lattice towers and radio masts

Price of First License
1,750.00 USD
RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Equipment 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of equipment for lattice towers of mobile operators

Price of First License
990.00 USD
RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Loading 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of wind, ice and variable loads for lattice towers

Price of First License
1,750.00 USD
RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Effective Lengths 5.xx

Add-on Module

Determination of effective lengths for lattice towers

Price of First License
580.00 USD
RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Design 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of triangular and quadrilateral lattice towers according to European standards

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
Cross-Sections Thin-Walled
SHAPE-THIN 8.xx

Cross-Section Properties Software

Section properties, stress analysis, and plastic design of open and closed thin-walled cross-sections

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RSTAB Steel and Aluminum Structures
STEEL 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel members

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RSTAB Steel and Aluminum Structures
STEEL EC3 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RSTAB Towers and Masts
TOWER Structure 8.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of geometrically complex 3D tower structures such as lattice towers and radio masts

Price of First License
1,750.00 USD
RSTAB Towers and Masts
TOWER Equipment 8.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of equipment for lattice towers of mobile operators

Price of First License
990.00 USD
RSTAB Towers and Masts
TOWER Loading 8.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of wind, ice and variable loads for lattice towers

Price of First License
1,750.00 USD
RSTAB Towers and Masts
TOWER Effective Lengths 8.xx

Add-on Module

Determination of effective lengths for lattice towers

Price of First License
580.00 USD
RSTAB Towers and Masts
TOWER Design 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of triangular and quadrilateral lattice towers according to European standards

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD