Structural and Stress Analysis Software for Pipelines

For Structural and Dynamic Analysis of Piping Systems

For pipe modeling and design, the RF‑PIPING and RF‑PIPING Design add‑on modules are available in RFEM 5.

As soon as the pipelines are supported on auxiliary or supporting structures, we recommend carrying out the modeling on the entire structure. The interaction between the piping system and the supporting structure allows for quick and realistic analysis and design.

  • For Structural and Dynamic Analysis of Piping Systems
  • For Structural and Dynamic Analysis of Piping Systems
  • For Structural and Dynamic Analysis of Piping Systems
  • For Structural and Dynamic Analysis of Piping Systems
  • For Structural and Dynamic Analysis of Piping Systems
  • For Structural and Dynamic Analysis of Piping Systems
  • For Structural and Dynamic Analysis of Piping Systems
  • For Structural and Dynamic Analysis of Piping Systems

Structural FEM Analysis and Design

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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Wind Simulation and Wind Load Generation

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 continue your project there.

Modeling of Pipelines

Use RF‑PIPING for RFEM 5 to efficiently model pipelines and to define the loads conforming to the relevant standards.

With the powerful add-on module, it is possible to define specific piping components such as valves, reducers, fittings, flanges, tees, expansion joints, and others, and consider them together with the supporting structure.

Design of Pipelines

Keep an eye on your piping systems. The reliable add-on module RF‑PIPING Design for RFEM 5 compares the existing pipe stresses with the allowable stresses according to EN 13480‑3, ASME B31.1, and ASME B31.3.

Dynamic Frequency Analysis and Seismic Design

Even if the ground shakes, your structures will remain stable. For the dynamic analysis of piping systems, you can use the add-ons for the determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes, vibration analysis, and the generation of equivalent earthquake loads.

Interfaces for Data Exchange

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.

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Customer service is a fundamental pillar of the Dlubal Software company philosophy. We provide any necessary support you need to complete your daily work.

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Models to Download

Models to Download

Find a variety of structural analysis models of piping systems to download, which you can use for training purposes or for your projects.

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RFEM 5
RFEM

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
3,950.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-PIPING

Add-on Module

Modeling piping systems

Price of First License
1,950.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-PIPING Design

Add-on Module

Piping design and pipe stress analysis

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RFEM 5

Add-on Module

Analysis of Natural Vibrations

Price of First License
1,150.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF -DYNAM Pro - Forced Vibrations

Add-on Module

Dynamic and seismic analysis including time history analysis and multi-modal response spectrum analysis

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF -DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads

Add-on Module

Seismic and static load analysis using multi-modal response spectrum analysis

Price of First License
850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF -DYNAM Pro - Nonlinear Time History

Add-on Module

Nonlinear dynamic analysis of external excitations

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR