South African Standards (SANS)

Design According to South African Standards

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

RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9 makes your work a lot easier. If you wish, you will receive the automatic load and result combinations according to the South African standard SANS 10160‑1.


Steel Design According to SANS 10162-1

In the add-on module RF-/STEEL SANS for RFEM 5/RSTAB 8 , you will find numerous helpful options. For example, with just a few clicks, the program displays the limit state and serviceability limit states for 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 allows you to perform 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 add-on module RF-/DYNAM Pro - Natural Vibrations for RFEM 5/RSTAB 8 enables you to determine natural frequencies and shapes.

But not only that. It also generates equivalent earthquake loads according to multimodal response spectrum methods. To make your work easier, the South African standard SANS 10160-4 has been implemented.

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Main Program

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

Price of First License
4,450.00 EUR
Structural Frame and Truss Analysis Software

Main Program

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

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR