South African Standards (SANS)

Structural Analysis According to South African Standards

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SANS Standard

South African Standards

The following South African SANS standards are implemented in Dlubal structural analysis software:

  • SANS 10160-1 (loads)
  • SANS 10162-1 (steel structures)
  • SANS 10163-1 (timber structures)
  • SANS 10163-2 (timber structures)
  • SANS 10160-4 (earthquake)

Implemented South African Standards


Automatic Generation of Combinations in RFEM and RSTAB

In RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9, the load and result combinations are automatically created according to the South African standard SANS 10160‑1.


Steel Design According to SANS 10162-1

The RF‑/STEEL SANS add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 performs the ultimate and serviceability limit state design of members according to the South African standard SANS 10162‑1.


Timber Design According to SANS 10163-1 and SANS 10163-2

The RF‑/TIMBER SANS add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 performs the ultimate and serviceability limit state design as well as fire resistance design of members according to the South African standards for timber structures SANS 10163‑1 and SANS 10163‑2.


Seismic Design According to SANS 10160-4

The RF‑/DYNAM Pro - Natural Vibrations add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 determines natural frequencies and mode shapes.

The RF-/DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads module extension for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 generates equivalent seismic loads according to the multimodal response spectrum analysis. Among others, the South African standard SANS 10160‑4 is implemented.

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Main Program

RFEM 6 structural analysis software is the basis of a modular software system. The main RFEM 6 program is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program also allows you to create combined structures as well as to model solid and contact elements.

Price of First License
3,990.00 USD
Structural Frame and Truss Analysis Software

Main Program

The RSTAB 9 structural frame analysis and design program contains a similar range of functions as the FEA RFEM software, paying special attention to frameworks. It is, therefore, very easy to use and has for many years been the best choice for structural analysis of beam structures consisting of steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and other materials.

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD