Free Structural Analysis Software for Educational Institutions

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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

To improve your students’ ability to work with RFEM or RSTAB whether for class sessions or after-class projects, we would like to offer your students a hands-on training at no additional cost:

  • Regular and free introductory training sessions for RFEM or RSTAB (online or in-person session at your university)

Feel free to contact us by email or phone to discuss further details.

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, a 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 the new add-on modules and upgrades is provided at least once a year.
  • Existing contracts can be modified to this offer 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 one year and can be renewed for an additional year by submitting an 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 the 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 the Dlubal programs.

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


Support for Your Graduation Thesis

Many seminar papers, student projects, bachelor theses, master theses, dissertations, and doctoral theses have been written while utilizing the Dlubal 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.

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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 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
RSTAB 9
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
RFEM 6
Nonlinear Material Behaviour

Additional Analysis

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

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 6

Structure Stability for RFEM 6

Additional Analysis

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

Price of First License
1,150.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Structure Stability

Additional Analysis

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

Price of First License
1,150.00 EUR
RFEM 6
RF-STAGES

Additional Analysis

With the Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) add-on, the construction process of structures (member, surface, and solid structures) can be considered in RFEM.

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Form-Finding

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
1,950.00 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 you to consider 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

Geotechnical Analysis for RFEM 6

Additional Analysis

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

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Modal Analysis

Dynamic Analysis

In the Modal Analysis add-on, eigenvalues, natural frequencies, and natural periods for member, surface, and solid models can be calculated.

Price of First License
1,150.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Modal Analysis

Dynamic Analysis

In the Modal Analysis add-on, eigenvalues, natural frequencies, and natural periods for member, surface, and solid models can be calculated.

Price of First License
1,150.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Response Spectrum Analysis

Dynamic Analysis

In the Response Spectrum Analysis add-on, seismic analysis is performed 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 this. The add-on includes an extensive library of accelerograms from seismic zones. These can be used to generate response spectra.

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Response Spectrum Analysis

Dynamic Analysis

In the Response Spectrum Analysis add-on, seismic analysis is performed 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 this. The add-on includes an extensive library of accelerograms from seismic zones. These can be used to generate response spectra.

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Building

Special Solutions

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

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RFEM 6
3D Model of the Vocational School in RFEM (© Eggers Tragwerksplanung GmbH)

Special Solutions

First, 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. Second, 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

First, 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. Second, 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
1,250.00 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 to the limit stresses.

Price of First License
1,150.00 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
1,150.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Rendering Reinforcement Bars

Design

In the Concrete Design add-on, various designs according to international standards are possible. You can design members, surfaces, and columns, as well as perform punching and deformation analyses.

Price of First License
2,450.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Rendering Reinforcement Bars

Design

In the Concrete Design add-on, various designs according to international standards are possible. You can design members and columns.

Price of First License
2,450.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Steel Design

Design

The Steel Design add-on designs steel members for the ultimate and serviceability limit states according to various standards.

Price of First License
2,450.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Steel Design

Design

The Steel Design add-on designs steel members for the ultimate and serviceability limit states according to various standards.

Price of First License
2,450.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Timber Structure

Design

The Timber Design add-on designs timber members for the ultimate, serviceability, and fire resistance limit states according to various standards.

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Timber Structure

Design

The Timber Design add-on designs timber members for the ultimate, serviceability, and fire resistance limit states according to various standards.

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Masonry Design

Design

The RFEM Masonry Design add-on 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
Aluminium Structure, Deformation

Design

The Aluminum Design add-on designs aluminum members for the ultimate and serviceability limit states according to various standards.

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Aluminium Structure, Deformation

Design

The Aluminum Design add-on designs aluminum members for the ultimate and serviceability limit states according to various standards.

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Steel Connections in Frame Structure

Steel Joints for RFEM 6

Joints

With the RFEM Steel Joints add-on, you can analyze steel connections using an FE model.

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RSECTION 1
Aluminium Cross-Section Stress

Main Program

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

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RSECTION 1
RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections Module Extension | Design of Cold-Formed Sections According to EN 1993-1-3

Effective Sections for RSECTION 1

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