Structural Analysis and Design Software for Timber Structures

Structural Analysis of Timber Structures

The Dlubal structural engineering programs RFEM and RSTAB are the efficient solution for your structural analysis and design of two- or three-dimensional timber structures. Use the software for timber trusses, timber frames, truss girders, glued-laminated timber beams, timber sandwich panels, and many others.

Whether you design beam structures or surface elements, such as cross‑laminated timber plates, there are various options for simple and complex timber structures.

  • Membrane Roofing
    The combination of glued-laminated timber and steel is ideal for many interesting projects. An example of this is he membrane roofing of a grandstand on the banks of the Elbe in Dresden, Germany, for more than 200,000 guests.

    The RFEM program is ideal for structural engineers to efficiently perform structural calculations of membrane structures consisting of timber and steel.
    Join the satisfied users of RFEM!

    Customer Project | Membrane Roof Structure

  • Staircase Structure
  • Pedestrian Bridge

    Many users rely on the Dlubal structural analysis software RFEM (FEA) and RSTAB (frames and trusses) when analyzing and designing timber bridges.

    Timber bridges have a long tradition and especially in recent years, they are becoming increasingly popular. In addition to the high performance, economic efficiency, and design variety, the sustainability of timber material is a compelling argument for using timber in bridge construction.

    If you want to design bridges, the Dlubal's programs are your reliable companions.

    Customer Project | Pedestrian Bridge

  • Timber Building
  • Dome Structure
  • Lookout Tower Made of Timber and Steel
  • Timber Roof Structure
  • Office Building
  • Timber Roof Structure

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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Structural Frame & Truss Analysis Software

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.

Timber Design According to Various Standards

Select the Timber Design add-on for RFEM 6/RSTAB 9 so that your members remain stable and secure. It measures timber members for the state of load-bearing capacity and serviceability according to the following standards:

  • European Union EN 1995-1-1:2010 (Eurocode 5)
  • Switzerland SIA 265:2015-08 (Swiss standard)
  • United States ANSI/AWC NDS:2018 (US standard)
  • Canada CSA 086 (Canadian standard)
  • People's Republic of China GB 50005 | 2017-11 (Chinese standard)

Generation, Analysis, and Evaluation of Building Models

The Building Model add-on for RFEM 6 allows you to define and manipulate your building by means of stories. A big advantage is that you can adjust the stories in many ways afterwards. Information about the stories and the entire model (a center of gravity) is displayed in tables and graphics.

Consideration of Construction Stages

Stay on track of the construction process with the Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) add-on for RFEM 6. In RFEM, this allows you to consider the construction process of structures (member, surface, and solid structures). Avoid potential mistakes when calculating entire models. These may easily arise when disregarding the influence of the construction process. With the helpful add-on, you can analyze the influences and consider them right up to the structural design.

Model Optimization Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The two-part add-on Optimization & Costs / CO2 Emissions Estimation for RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9 is your reliable partner for model optimization. On the one hand, it gives you the suitable parameters for parameterized models and blocks via the artificial intelligence technology (AI) of the particle swarm optimization (PSO) in order to comply with the usual optimization criteria. On the other hand, it estimates the model costs or CO2 emissions by specifying unit costs or emissions per material definition for your structural model.

Analysis and Design of Laminate Surfaces

Rely on the RF-LAMINATE add-on module for RFEM 5 when determining stiffness and performing stress and deflection analysis of laminate surfaces (for example, cross-laminated timber panels).

Design of Timber Connections

Numerous add-on modules provide design options for steel and timber connections.

Stand-Alone Programs RX-TIMBER

Discover the RX-TIMBER stand-alone programs. For various structural components, you can perform the design of the ultimate limit state, the serviceability limit state, and the fire resistance according to Eurocode 5.

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.

Support and Learning

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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Contact Dlubal

Do you have any questions about our products or which are best suited for your design projects? Contact us via phone, email, chat, or forum, or search the FAQ page, available 24/7.

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Models to Download

Models to Download

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

Online Manual | RFEM 6

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Modeling and Design of CLT Panels in RFEM 6

Modeling and Design of CLT Panels in RFEM 6

Webinar 01/19/2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Online Training | English

Eurocode 5 | Timber Structures According to DIN EN 1995-1-1

Online Training 03/16/2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CET

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International Mass Timber Conference

Conference 03/27/2023 - 03/29/2023

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
RSTAB 8
RSTAB

Main Program

Structural engineering software for designing frame, beam, and truss structures, as well as performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TIMBER AWC

Add-on Module

Design of timber members according to the American standard ANSI/AWC NDS

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TIMBER CSA

Add-on Module

Design of timber members according to the Canadian standard CSA O86-14

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TIMBER Pro

Add-on Module

Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265, and/or DIN 1052

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TIMBER NBR

Add-on Module

Design of timber members according to the Brazilian standard NBR 7190:1997

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-LAMINATE

Add-on Module

Deflection analysis and stress design of laminate and sandwich surfaces

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF -JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber

Add-on Module

Design of indirect timber connections with dowel-type fasteners and steel plates according to NDS and Eurocode 5

Price of First License
950.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RFEM-/RSTAB RF-/JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber Add-on Module

Add-on Module

Design of Direct Timber Connections According to Eurocode 5

Price of First License
400.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-LIMITS

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
650.00 EUR
RX-TIMBER 2
RX-TIMBER Glued Laminated Beam

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of single-span and wide-span glulam beams according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RX-TIMBER 2
RX-TIMBER DLT

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of simple, continuous, and Gerber beams with or without cantilever according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Price of First License
400.00 EUR
RX-TIMBER 2
RX-TIMBER Column

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of rectangular and circular columns according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Price of First License
400.00 EUR
RX-TIMBER 2
RX-TIMBER Purlin

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of coupled purlins and continuous beams according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Price of First License
400.00 EUR
RX-TIMBER 2
RX-TIMBER Frame

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of three-hinged frames with finger joint connections according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Price of First License
400.00 EUR
RX-TIMBER 2
RX-TIMBER Brace

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of stiffening truss bracing according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Price of First License
400.00 EUR
RX-TIMBER 2
RX-TIMBER Roof

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of flat, monopitch, and duopitch roofs according to Eurocode 5

Price of First License
400.00 EUR