Structural FEA Software RFEM 5 | Load generation

Structural Analysis & Engineering Software

The FEA program RFEM allows for quick and easy modeling, structural and dynamic calculation, as well as design of models with member, plate, wall, folded plate, shell, and solid elements.

Due to the modular software concept, you can connect the basic program RFEM with the corresponding add‑ons in order to meet your individual requirements.

Quick and Easy Generation of Loads

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Software of Reference

"We are completely satisfied with RFEM and the Dlubal Software team too. 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 speak of 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

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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RF-STEEL EC3

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
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RF-STEEL

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
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RF-CONCRETE

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
810.00 USD
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Module Extension for RFEM

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

Price of First License
360.00 USD
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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
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RF-STABILITY

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
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CONCRETE Columns

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
630.00 USD
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RF-/TIMBER Pro

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
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RF -DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
760.00 USD
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RF-MAT NL

Add-on Module

Consideration of nonlinear material laws

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
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Analytical deformation analysis of plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

Price of First License
400.00 USD
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RF-IMP

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
760.00 USD