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The finite element analysis program RFEM is a powerful software for quick and easy modeling, structural analysis and design of 2D and 3D models consisting of member, plate, wall, folded plate, shell, solid, and contact elements.
Due to the modular software concept, you can connect the main program RFEM with the corresponding add‑on modules in order to meet your individual requirements.
Project Navigator - Views allows you to easily generate various views in a few simple steps. Moreover, you can save and open them again at any time.
It is possible to assign different colours to various objects of a structure in order to make the rendering display of the structure more clearly arranged.
The following categories are available: Materials, Cross‑Sections, Member Types, Member Hinges, Surface Types - Geometry, Surface Types - Stiffness, Surface Thickness, Solid Types, Surface Sides, and User‑Defined Visibilities.
The ‘Edit Load Cases and Combinations’ dialog box provides the option of the automatic generation of load and result combinations after selecting the corresponding combination expressions. In this clearly arranged dialog box, it is also possible to copy, add, or renumber load cases, for example.
Furthermore, you can manage the load cases and combinations in Tables 2.1 – 2.6.
There is a mass print function for the model data, loads, and results. It is possible to create graphics from different defined directions. For example, you can print all internal forces in an isometric view with a single mouse click.
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Internal forces of timber boardwalk with eccentrically connected members
Pulley on cantilever - axial forces
Visualized deformations of an office building
Representation of internal forces for members and surfaces
Stress distribution in sectional area of a solid
Model of sailing ship "Alexander von Humboldt II" (C) Marine Engineering Wollert GmbH, Arnis
Module Extension for RFEM
Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the Eurocode 2 design
Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members
Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3
Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)
Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method
Analytical deformation analysis of plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete
Dynamic analysis of natural frequencies and mode shapes of member, surface, and solid models
Reinforced concrete design according to the model column method (method based on nominal curvature)
Consideration of nonlinear material laws
Generation of equivalent geometric imperfections and pre-deformed initial structures for nonlinear calculations
Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052
Seismic and static load analysis using the multi-modal response spectrum analysis