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Structural Analysis of Bridges in RFEM and RSTAB

21. December 2016

Many users rely on RFEM and RSTAB when analyzing and designing bridges consisting of steel, reinforced concrete, timber, or other materials.

In RFEM/RSTAB, you can combine load automatically in accordance with the standard EN 1990 + EN 1991‑2 (Road bridges).

Customer Project: Rope Playground Equipment

12. December 2016

Heinz Bornemann, the customer of Dlubal Software, provides structural analysis and design for a wide range of the rope playground equipment, for example 'Globe' and various types of 'Tetragode'.

For the calculation of spatial supporting structures, he uses the structural frame analysis software RSTAB.

New Add-on Modules by Dlubal Software 2016

28. November 2016

Also this year, Dlubal Software has developed new useful add‑on modules and stand‑alone programs for the structural engineering software for analysis and design. The following list presents a selection of the most interesting ones, sorted by industry.

At the BAU 2017 trade fair in Munich, Germany, there will be a live presentation of the new add-on modules as well as the new features of the FEA software RFEM and frame analysis software RSTAB. Visit Dlubal Software at Stand 228 in Hall C3.

Customer Project: Installation of Water Tanks in the USA

23. November 2016

Due to the plans of the water tanks manufacturer Aquamate from Australia to enter the North American market, it was necessary to that verify the tanks meet all US codes and standards before the end of 2016.

Rocky Summit Engineering Consulting from Irving, Texas, USA, has been responsible for the structural analysis and design of the tanks according to the American standard ANSI/AISC 360‑10.

Pushover Analysis in RFEM

10. November 2016

In RFEM, it is possible to determine pushover curves (also called capacity curves) and export them to Excel.


8. November 2016

A new product video about the add-on modules RF‑FORM‑FINDING and RF‑CUTTING‑PATTERN is available on our website. Learn more about the options for form‑finding of tensile membrane structures in RFEM.

Brochure: New in RFEM 5 & RSTAB 8

3. November 2016

Get more information about new features in the current customer versions RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 as well as for the stand-alone programs in the brochure "New in RFEM 5 & RSTAB 8".

Quality Management of Dlubal Software GmbH

18. October 2016

The benchmark for the quality of our products and services is the satisfaction of our customers and business partners with our customer service, technical support, training courses, as well as the user satisfaction with our software.

Punching Shear Design of Slabs with Nodal and Line Supports in RFEM

7. October 2016

RF-PUNCH Pro allows you to perform punching shear designs with a minimum of time and effort. The calculation is carried out according to the standard:

  • EN 1992-1-1 (EC 2)

In comparison with the previous module version RF‑PUNCH, the new RF‑PUNCH Pro add‑on module performs the designs of punching shear resistance not only for singularly supported surfaces (columns) but also for linearly supported surfaces (wall ends, wall corners).

Customer Project: Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

30. September 2016

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts located in Kansas City, MI, USA, has a floor space of 27,000 m². The glass atrium is the signature feature of this building (dimensions L x W x H: 97 m x 22 m x 23 m) which connects the main entry to both performance venues.

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