FEM Structural Analysis Program RFEM

Quick and Easy Generation of Loads

Software of Reference

“We are completely satisfied with RFEM and with the Dlubal Software team as well. Keep it up!

Maderas Besteiro is in contact with many engineers and the structural wood research team at the University of Santiago de Compostela and they always talk about RFEM as the reference software. ”

Easy Modeling of Structures

“I really enjoy working with Dlubal Software programs. The structure generation and modification can proceed smoothly:

  • Manageability of functions in the menu and movability in space
  • Data transparency: checks, options to modify and transfer data

I am happy that I switched over to Dlubal Software!”

As a standard feature, RFEM includes helpful tools for generating wind, snow, ice, and opening loads, as well as for converting surface loads into member loads.

  1. Generating Snow Loads According to the Eurocode

    Snow load generator

    Snow load generator can generate snow loads as member loads or surface loads.

    Additional snow loads such as drifted snow loads, snow overhangs, and snow guards can be taken into account as well.

    The following standards are available:

    • European Union 1991-1-3 (incl. National Annexes)
    • Germany DIN 1055-5
    • Spain CTE DB-SE-AE
    • United States of America ASCE/SEI 7-16

  2. Wind Load Generator

    Wind loads can be automatically generated as member loads or area loads on the following structural components (optional with internal pressure für open buildings):

    • Vertical walls
    • Flat roofs
    • Monopitch roofs
    • Duopitch/Troughed roofs
    • Vertical walls with roof

    The following standards are available:

    • European Union 1991-1-4 (including National Annexes)
    • Germany DIN 1055-4
    • Spain CTE DB-SE-AE
    • United States of America ASCE/SEI 7-16

  3. Generating Member/Line Loads from Area Loads

    Area loads can be automatically converted into member or line loads. There are 3 options available for this:

    • Member loads from area loads via plane
    • Member loads from area loads via cells
    • Line loads from area loads on openings

    In the case of the member loads from area loads, a plane has to be defined via corner nodes or cells have to be selected in the graphic. The area load can either be applied to the entire surface or only the effective or projected surface of the members.

    For the "Line loads from area loads on openings" function, the corresponding openings are selected.

  4. Generating Member Loads from Free Line Loads

    In the case of pure member models such as girder grillages, free line loads (from conveyor belts, for example) can be defined and proportionately allocated to members.

  5. Generating Member Loads from Coating

    Coating loads can be generated as member loads from ice loads, claddings, etc.

    For that, you only have to specify the thickness and specific weight of the coating.

  6. Generating Loads from Accelerated Motion

    This generator creates loads as a result of an acceleration or rotation (from tower cranes, for example) that acts on specific objects of the model.

    The mass is determined from the self-weight.

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RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL EC3 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)

Price of First License
810.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
EC2 for RFEM 5.xx

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the Eurocode 2 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RFEM Dynamic Analysis
RF-DYNAM Pro - Natural Vibrations  5.xx

Add-on Module

Dynamic analysis of natural frequencies and mode shapes of member, surface, and solid models

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-STABILITY 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE Columns 5.xx

Add-on Module

Reinforced concrete design according to the model column method (method based on nominal curvature)

Price of First License
630.00 USD
RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM Dynamic Analysis
RF-DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads 5.xx

Add-on Module

Seismic and static load analysis using the multi-modal response spectrum analysis

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-MAT NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Consideration of nonlinear material laws

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-IMP 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of equivalent geometric imperfections and pre-deformed initial structures for nonlinear calculations

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE Deflect 5.xx

Add-on Module

Analytical deformation analysis of plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

Price of First License
400.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Physical and geometrical nonlinear calculation of beam and plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL Warping Torsion 5.xx

Module Extension for RF-STEEL EC3 and RF-STEEL AISC

Warping torsion analysis according to the second-order theory with 7 degrees of freedom

Price of First License
850.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-PUNCH Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Punching shear design of foundations and slabs with nodal and line supports

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-FOUNDATION Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of single, bucket and block foundations

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM Dynamic Analysis
RF-DYNAM Pro - Forced Vibrations 5.xx

Add-on Module

Dynamic and seismic analysis including time history analysis and multi-modal response spectrum analysis

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM Connections
RF-FRAME-JOINT Pro 5.xx

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 Other
RF-LAMINATE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Deflection analysis and stress design of laminate and sandwich surfaces

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-SOILIN 5.xx

Add-on Module

Soil-structure interaction analysis and determination of elastic foundation coefficients based on soil data

Price of First License
760.00 USD