Free Structural Analysis Software for Educational Institutions

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Free School Version

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Request a Quote for School

Would you like access to the Dlubal structural analysis software at your university? Then click "Request School Package" on the right and to complete the requested form.


Please note that this special offer applies only to educational, non-commercial institutions.

Free Introductory Training at Your University!

Structural Engineering Software for Students

If students and instructors are interested in a quick introduction to the Dlubal programs, the Dlubal team is ready to help. We offer


a free introductory training on RFEM or RSTAB (online training or on-site training) to all universities.


For all schools, universities, colleges, and other non-commercial educational institutions, we provide free full versions of our structural analysis programs for teaching purposes, including in lab-type settings.

  • We offer colleges and universities the opportunity to use our programs, including all add-ons, free of charge for non‑commercial purposes for a period of one year. After this duration, renewal is possible.
  • Licensing is online. Information on the technical requirements can be found in this FAQ.
  • This offer includes free email support as part of the Service Contract Basic, as well as all program updates and upgrades.
  • New add-on modules are available as part of the upgrades and can be requested. Information about new add-on modules and upgrades is provided at least once a year.
  • Existing contracts can be modified to take this offer into account immediately.

Support of Students

Students have access to a free student license while enrolled at a university or other educational institution. The license is valid for one year and can be renewed for an additional year by submitting updated proof of enrollment.

Join the many students around the world who are already benefiting from this opportunity. Students also have access to free technical support via email with the Dlubal support team.


Structural Analysis Exercises and Tutorial Videos

Many students utilize Dlubal programs to verify and better understand structural analysis challenges. Check out our tutorial videos, which include simple examples, to see how easy it is to work with Dlubal programs.

These tutorial videos are particularly dedicated to students who are new users of the structural FEA software RFEM and the structural frame analysis program RSTAB.


Support for Your Graduation Thesis

Many seminar papers, student projects, bachelor's theses, master's theses, graduate theses, and doctoral dissertations have been written while utilizing our software. With a short learning curve, students can calculate sophisticated structures seamlessly, which you can view in the list of published theses on the Dlubal website.

Contact Us

Contact Dlubal

Do you have any questions about using our structural analysis programs at a college or university? Contact us via phone, email, or chat, or find suggested solutions and useful tips on our FAQ page, available 24/7.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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RFEM 6
Hall with Arched Roof

Main Program

The new generation of 3D FEA software is used for the structural analysis of members, surfaces, and solids.

Price of First License
4,650.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Structural Frame and Truss Analysis Software

Main Program

The modern 3D structural analysis and design program is suitable for the structural and dynamic analysis of beam structures as well as the design of concrete, steel, timber, and other materials.

Price of First License
3,250.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Nonlinear Material Behavior for RFEM 6

Additional Analysis

The Nonlinear Material Behavior add-on allows you to consider material nonlinearities in RFEM for example, isotropic plastic, orthotropic plastic, isotropic damage).

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Structure Stability for RFEM 6

Additional Analysis

The Structure Stability add-on performs stability analysis of structures. It determines critical load factors and the corresponding stability modes.

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RSTAB 9

Structure Stability for RSTAB 9

Additional Analysis

The Structure Stability add-on performs the stability analysis of structures. It determines critical load factors and the corresponding stability modes.

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) for RFEM 6

Additional Analysis

The Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) add-on allows you to consider the construction process of structures (member, surface, and solid structures) in RFEM.

Price of First License
1,750.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Time History Analysis for RFEM 6

Dynamic Analysis

The Time History Analysis add-on allows you to perform dynamic structural analysis of external excitation. You can define various excitation functions in tables or as a function of time. The time history analysis is performed using the modal analysis or the linear implicit Newmark analysis.

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RSTAB 9

Time History Analysis for RSTAB 9

Dynamic Analysis

The Time History Analysis add-on performs dynamic structural analysis of external excitation. You can define various excitation functions in tables or as a function of time. The time history analysis is performed using the modal analysis or the linear implicit Newmark analysis.

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Form-Finding for RFEM 6

Additional Analysis

The Form-Finding add-on finds the optimal shape of members subjected to axial forces and tension-loaded surface models. The shape is determined by the equilibrium between the member axial force or the membrane stress and the existing boundary conditions.

Price of First License
2,300.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Rod Warping Torsion

Additional Analysis

The Torsional Warping (7 DOF) add-on allows you to consider cross-section warping as an additional degree of freedom when calculating members.

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Rod Warping Torsion

Additional Analysis

The Torsional Warping (7 DOF) add-on allows for considering cross-section warping as an additional degree of freedom when calculating members.

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Building with Soil

Additional Analysis

In RFEM, the Geotechnical Analysis add-on uses properties from soil samples to determine the soil body to be analyzed. The accurate determination of soil conditions significantly affects the quality of the structural analysis of buildings.

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Modal Analysis for RFEM 6

Dynamic Analysis

The Modal Analysis add-on allows for the calculation of eigenvalues, natural frequencies, and natural periods for member, surface, and solid models.

Price of First License
1,350.00 EUR
RSTAB 9

Modal Analysis for RSTAB 9

Dynamic Analysis

The Modal Analysis add-on allows for the calculation of eigenvalues, natural frequencies, and natural periods for member, surface, and solid models.

Price of First License
1,350.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Response Spectrum Analysis for RFEM 6

Dynamic Analysis

The Response Spectrum Analysis add-on performs seismic analysis using multi-modal response spectrum analysis. The spectra required for this can be created in compliance with the standards or can be user-defined. The equivalent static forces are generated from them. The add-on includes an extensive library of accelerograms from seismic zones that can be used to generate the response spectra.

Price of First License
1,550.00 EUR
RSTAB 9

Response Spectrum Analysis for RSTAB 9

Dynamic Analysis

The Response Spectrum Analysis add-on performs seismic analysis using the multi-modal response spectrum analysis. The spectra required for this can be created in compliance with the standards or can be user-defined. The equivalent static forces are generated from them. The add-on includes an extensive library of accelerograms from seismic zones that can be used to generate response spectra.

Price of First License
1,550.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Building

Special Solutions

The Building Model add-on for RFEM allows you to define and manipulate a building using stories. The stories can be adjusted in many ways afterwards. The information about stories and the entire model (center of gravity) is displayed in tables and graphics.

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 6
3D Model of the Vocational School in RFEM (© Eggers Tragwerksplanung GmbH)

Special Solutions

The two-part Optimization & Costs / CO2 Emission Estimation add-on finds suitable parameters for parameterized models and blocks via the artificial intelligence (AI) technique of particle swarm optimization (PSO) for compliance with common optimization criteria. Furthermore, this add-on estimates the model costs or CO2 emissions by specifying unit costs or emissions per material definition for the structural model.

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
3D Model of the Vocational School in RFEM (© Eggers Tragwerksplanung GmbH)

Special Solutions

The two-part Optimization & Costs / CO2 Emission Estimation add-on finds suitable parameters for parameterized models and blocks via the artificial intelligence (AI) technique of particle swarm optimization (PSO) for compliance with common optimization criteria. Furthermore, this add-on estimates the model costs or CO2 emissions by specifying unit costs or emissions per material definition for the structural model.

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Building

Design

The Multilayer Surfaces add-on allows you to define multilayer surface structures. The calculation can be carried out with or without the shear coupling.

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Belt Connection, Stress

Design

The Stress-Strain Analysis add-on performs a general stress analysis by calculating the existing stresses and comparing them with the limit stresses.

Price of First License
1,350.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Belt Connection, Stress

Design

The Stress-Strain Analysis add-on performs a general stress analysis by calculating the existing stresses and comparing them to the limit stresses.

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Concrete Design for RFEM 6

Design

The Concrete Design add-on allows for various design checks according to international standards. You can design members, surfaces, and columns, as well as perform punching and deformation analyses.

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR
RSTAB 9

Concrete Design for RSTAB 9

Design

Concrete Design add-on allows for various design checks of members and columns according to international standards.

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Steel Design for RFEM 6

Design

The Steel Design add-on performs the ultimate and serviceability limit state design checks of steel members according to various standards.

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR
RSTAB 9

Steel Design for RSTAB 9

Design

The Steel Design add-on performs the ultimate and serviceability limit state design checks of steel members according to various standards.

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Timber Design for RFEM 6

Design

The Timber Design add-on performs the ultimate, serviceability, and fire resistance limit state design checks of timber members according to various standards.

Price of First License
2,150.00 EUR
RSTAB 9

Timber Design for RSTAB 9

Design

The Timber Design add-on performs the ultimate, serviceability, and fire resistance limit state design checks of timber members according to various standards.

Price of First License
2,150.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Masonry Design

Design

The Masonry Design add-on for RFEM allows you to design masonry using the finite element method. It was developed as part of the research project titled DDMaS – Digitizing the Design of Masonry Structures. The material model represents the nonlinear behavior of the brick-mortar combination in the form of macro-modeling.

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Aluminum Design for RFEM 6

Design

The Aluminum Design add-on performs the ultimate and serviceability limit state design checks of aluminum members according to various standards.

Price of First License
1,950.00 EUR
RSTAB 9

Aluminum Design for RSTAB 9

Design

The Aluminum Design add-on performs the ultimate and serviceability limit state design checks of aluminum members according to various standards.

Price of First License
1,950.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Steel Connections in Frame Structure

Joints

The Steel Joints add-on for RFEM allows you to analyze steel connections using an FE model. The FE model is generated automatically in the background and can be controlled via the simple and familiar input of components.

Price of First License
2,350.00 EUR
RSECTION 1
Aluminum Cross-Section Stress

Main Program

The stand-alone program RSECTION determines the section properties for any thin-walled and massive cross-sections.

Price of First License
1,950.00 EUR
RSECTION 1
RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections Module Extension | Design of Cold-Formed Sections According to EN 1993-1-3

Additional Analysis

Effective Sections is an extension of RSECTION. It determines the effective sections according to EN 1993-1-5, EN 1993-1-3, and EN 1999-1-1.

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR