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Are the Dlubal Software programs suitable for the analysis and design of hydraulic steel structures?

Answer

Hydraulic steel structures, such as sluices, locks and lock chambers, roller water gates, sliding and sector gates, weir flaps, drum gates, flood protection gates, ship lifts, canal bridges, are highly sophisticated structures. RFEM provides the possibility for structural design as well as static and dynamic analysis of such complex structures with surface and solid elements.

Available Programs and Add-on Modules

  • RFEM is the main program where structures, materials, and actions are defined. Planar and spatial plate, slab, shell, and member structures are possible.
  • RF‑STEEL allows you to perform general stress analysis.

Other Add-on Modules for Steel Structures

For the analysis and design, the add-on modules for concrete structures are also available.

Data Exchange and BIM

Various interfaces allow for efficient work in exchange with other project participants. In this way, you can also cooperate smoothly in BIM processes.

Dynamic Analysis

If it is necessary to perform seismic analysis or vibration designs, the RF‑/DYNAM Pro add-on modules provide special tools for determining natural frequencies and mode shapes, an analysis of forced vibrations, a generation of equivalent loads, or for a nonlinear time history analysis.

If you have any question about the Dlubal Software programs, please do not hesitate to contact our sales department.

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