Connections Add-on Modules

Design of Connections

RFEM and RSTAB provide powerful add-on modules for design of steel and timber connections.

For example, rigid and hinged beam connections, column bases, hollow sections and tower connections in steel structures are designed according to Eurocode 3.

  • Connections in Steel Structures
  • Connections in Timber Structure
  • Connections of Masts
  • Connections in Steel Structures
  • Steel connections

RF-/JOINTS Steel - DSTV Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

RF-/JOINTS Steel - DSTV designs moment-resisting and pinned I-beam connections for members in compliance with the German guideline "Typified Connections in Steel Building Construction" (Typisierte Anschlüsse im Stahlhochbau). The resistances are determined according to the following standard:

  • DIN EN 1993-1-8: Complete Edition 2013 and Supplement 2018

RF-/FRAME-JOINT Pro Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

The RF-/FRAME-JOINT Pro add‑on module creates and classifies rigid bolt connections between columns and horizontal beams according to Eurocode 3.

Optionally, it is possible to apply stiffeners, supplementary web plates, and backing plates. In addition, the module checks the geometrical feasibility of connections with respect to the size of the wrench used for tightening screws.

RF-/JOINTS Steel - Pinned Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

The RF-/JOINTS Steel - Pinned add‑on module configures and designs shear connections of I‑beams according to Eurocode 3.

There are four different types available: Web cleat connection, fin plate connection, short end plate connection, and end plate connection with cleat.

RF-/JOINTS Steel - Rigid Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

With the RF-/JOINTS Steel - Rigid add-on module, it is possible to configurate and design moment resisting joints of rolled and welded I-beams according to EC 3.

The following types are available: end plate connection (beam to column or beam to beam) and rigid splice plate connection.

RF-/JOINTS Steel - Column Base Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

The RF-/JOINTS Steel - Column Base add‑on module designs footings of hinged and restrained column bases according to:

  • EN 1993‑1‑8 (including National Annexes)

RF-/JOINTS Steel - Tower Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

The RF-/JOINTS Steel - Tower add‑on module designs nominally pinned bolted connections of members used in lattice towers (connection of diagonals without gusset plate 2D/3D) according to:

  • EN 1993‑1‑8 (including National Annexes)

RF-/JOINTS Steel - SIKLA Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

RF-/JOINTS Steel - SIKLA performs joint design for fastening connections produced by Sikla according to German Expert Opinion (GS) with Test Report No. K14‑6005‑3.

RF-/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

The RF-/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber add‑on module designs joints where timber members are indirectly connected to each other by means of steel plates. The following dowel-type fasteners are available: dowels, bolts, nails, and screws. The design is performed according to:

  • EN 1995‑1‑1 (including National Annexes)
  • ANSI/AWC NDS‑2018 (including LRFD and ADS)
    • Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)
    • Allowable Stress Design

RF-/JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

The RF-/JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber add‑on module designs joints where timber members are directly connected to each other by means of slant screws. The design is performed according to:

  • EN 1995‑1‑1 (including National Annexes)

RF-/LIMITS Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

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-/HSS Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

The RF-/HSS add‑on module analyzes various hollow section connections or designs an existing connection according to Eurocode 3.

It is possible to design planar and spatial truss nodes containing round, square or rectangular hollow sections.

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RFEM 5
RF-FRAME JOINT Pro

Add-on Module

Design of rigid bolted frame joints according to Eurocode 3 or DIN 18800

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF -JOINTS Steel - DSTV

Add-on Module

Design of standardized 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 - 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 RF-/JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber Add-on Module

Add-on Module

Design of Direct Timber Connections According to Eurocode 5

Price of First License
360.00 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-HOLLOW SECTION

Add-on Module

Design of connections with hollow cross-sections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RSTAB 8
FRAME JOINT Pro

Add-on Module

Design of rigid bolted frame joints according to Eurocode 3 or DIN 18800

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RSTAB 8
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
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel - Articulated

Add-on Module

Design of pinned joints according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
670.00 USD
RSTAB 8
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
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel Mast

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
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel - SIKLA

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RSTAB 8
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
RSTAB 8
RFEM-/RSTAB RF-/JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber Add-on Module

Add-on Module

Design of Direct Timber Connections According to Eurocode 5

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RSTAB 8
LIMITS

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
580.00 USD
RSTAB 8
HSS

Add-on Module

Design of connections with hollow cross-sections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
760.00 USD