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RFEM 6

The FEM program RFEM allows for the modeling and calculation of general plate, plate, shell and member structures. Mixed systems can be analyzed as well as solid elements and objects with contact properties.

This user manual describes the modeling, calculation, and result evaluation functions related to the structural analysis.

Get Started

RFEM and RSTAB are powerful programs helping structural engineers meet requirements in modern civil engineering. This short introduction to the software will guide you through the first steps and familiarize you with the most important functions.

RFEM Tutorial - Structural Analysis

In this tutorial, we would like to familiarize you with the essential features of the RFEM program. The first part shows you how to create the structural objects and loads, combine the loads, perform a structural analysis, check the results, and prepare the data for printing. For standards, the Eurocodes with the CEN settings are used.

RFEM 5

Structural engineering FEA software RFEM is the basis of a modular software system. RFEM is used to define structures, materials, and loads for planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements.

RWIND

The RWIND program is a separate application that is used externally to determine load cases and wind loads for the RFEM or RSTAB models. The software uses a numerical CFD model to apply a fluid-mechanics simulation of the flow around objects in a wind tunnel.

RF-CONCRETE Surfaces

The RF-CONCRETE add-on module performs the required ultimate and serviceability limit state designs of reinforced concrete members and surfaces.

  • RF-CONCRETE Surfaces designs plates, walls, planar structures, and shells for the ultimate and the serviceability limit state.

RF-CONCRETE Members

The RF-CONCRETE add-on module performs the required ultimate and serviceability limit state designs of reinforced concrete members and surfaces.

  • RF-CONCRETE Members designs member elements of reinforced concrete structures.

RF-/STEEL EC3

The RF-/STEEL EC3 add-on module can carry out all characteristic designs of the ultimate limit state and fire resistance as well as stress and deformation analyses for steel members according to Eurocode 3.

All important National Annexes are integrated.

RF-/JOINTS

The add-on modules RF-JOINTS (for RFEM) and JOINTS (for RSTAB) combine the connection modules for member elements in a single user interface. Currently, the steel categories Column BasePinnedRigidTowerDSTV, and Sikla, as well as the timber categories Steel to Timber and Timber to Timber are implemented. This manual describes the special features of each individual add-on module.

RF-/LIMITS

The RF-/LIMITS add‑on module analyses the load bearing capacity of members, member ends, nodes, nodal supports, and surfaces by means of a defined ultimate load capacity.

The extendable library covers timber fasteners (SIGHA, Sherpa, WÜRTH, Simpson StrongTie, KNAPP) as well as steel fasteners (standardised joints in steel structures according to EC 3, M‑connect).

RF-MOVE Surfaces

The RF-MOVE Surfaces add‑on module for RFEM creates load cases on the basis of various positions of moving loads such as vehicles on bridges.

In addition, it is possible to create an enveloping result combination.

BIM Interfaces

Dlubal Software supports the building information modeling by means of BIM (Building Information Modeling) using the BIM interfaces with Autodesk Revit and Tekla Structures. These interfaces are integrated into RFEM and RSTAB by default.

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First steps

First steps

We provide information and tips to help you get started with the basic program RFEM and RSTAB.

Structural Analysis Models to Download

Models to Download

Select numerous structural models to utilize them for training purposes or for your projects.

RFEM 6
Hall with an Arched Roof

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
3,990.00 USD
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
3,540.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-CONCRETE

Add-on Module

Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)

Price of First License
810.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL EC3

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-LIMITS

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
580.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-MOVE

Add-on Module

Generation of load cases from moving loads for members and sets of members

Price of First License
450.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF -JOINTS Steel - DSTV

Add-on Module

Design of standardised joints in steel structures according to the EN 1993‑1‑8 - DSTV guideline

Price of First License
670.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-JOINTS Steel - Pinned

Add-on Module

Design of pinned connections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
670.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-JOINTS Steel - Rigid

Add-on Module

Design of rigid connections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-/JOINTS Steel - Column Base

Add-on Module

Design of hinged and restrained column base footings according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
670.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-JOINTS Steel - Tower

Add-on Module

Design of nominally pinned bolted connections of members used in lattice towers according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
670.00 USD
RF -JOINTS Steel - SIKLA

Add-on Module

Design of SIKLA joints according to GX K14-6005-3

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
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
850.00 USD
RFEM 5
RFEM/RSTAB add-on module RF-/JOINTS Timber-Timber to Timber

Add-on Module

Design of Direct Timber Connections According to Eurocode 5

Price of First License
360.00 USD