Software for Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

FEA Software for Structural and Mechanical Analysis

Are you planning a structural project and are you still looking for the right digital help? We have good news for you – your search is over. The 3D structural engineering software RFEM is the ultimate solution for linear and nonlinear analysis according to the finite element method (FEM).

No matter whether you want to use member, plate, wall, folded plate, shell, solid, or contact elements for your project. RFEM is able to solve all possible tasks in structural engineering. Ease of use and high precision are just a few of the characteristics that define RFEM. Learn more about the innovative flagship program by Dlubal Software.
  • FEA Software for Structural and Mechanical Analysis

Finite Element Method (FEM)

FEM is a method of analysis for the tasks in the scientific and technical field. It enables you to calculate complex problems that would otherwise not be able to be solved or solved very inefficiently by other means. It is thus one of the most important methods in structural engineering.

The term FEM describes a numerical method for solving differential equations. Therefore, various physical disciplines rely on these calculations. To analyze a structural component, it is first decomposed into a large number of finite elements. Due to their simple geometry, these elements can then be easily calculated using the known shape functions. This decomposition into finite elements eventually gave the name to this method: the "Finite Element Method".

Nowadays, FEM is a standard method in structural engineering for the computer-aided calculation of beam and surface structures.

3D FEA Software for Structural and Dynamic Analysis and Design

The structural analysis program RFEM 6 is characterized by its user-friendly application of the finite element method in structural engineering. Due to efficient data input and intuitive handling, you can mode simple and complex structures completely after a short training period. RFEM does the calculations for you. It performs structural and dynamic analysis of all 3D structures with absolute reliability.

RFEM is the basis of a modular program family. The main program RFEM 6 is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members.

Furthermore, RFEM also calculates the internal forces and support forces. Does your project consists of different elements and materials? No problem, because combined structural systems are just as possible with RFEM as the modeling of solid and contact elements.

For a standard-compliant design of components made of different materials, you need the corresponding add-ons and additional modules. You can compile the programs according to your needs. In the end, you get exactly the software you need for your daily work.

Add-ons and Add-on Modules for RFEM

Would you like a little more RFEM? As already mentioned, we have numerous add-ons and additional modules for the main program RFEM. So if you need to design different materials, such as reinforced and prestressed concrete, steel, aluminum, timber, or glass, we provide you with a large number of powerful add-ons and additional modules.

These extensions offer a range of possibilities. Use the add-ons and add-on modules for RFEM to perform nonlinear calculations, stability and dynamic analyses, joint design checks, and form-finding processes for cable and membrane structures. You will see – with RFEM, you enjoy structural analysis!

Quality of FEA Results

We are not friends of secrets and mysteries. Therefore, the Dlubal structural analysis software provides comprehensible structural analysis calculations. The "black box" character, as it exists in some other structural analysis programs, is left out here. You can see how the Dlubal software works, because we have nothing to hide. Here you can find numerous verification examples for our software programs that clearly show how the calculation methods work.

Interfaces for Data Exchange

The building information modeling process (BIM) is an essential part of their daily work for many civil engineers and structural engineers. Unfortunately, other structural analysis programs cause problems as soon as the word "integrity" is used. The structural analysis software from Dlubal, on the other hand, is different because it can be seamlessly integrated into the BIM process. Due to a large number of interfaces, you can exchange data from your digital building models with RFEM or RSTAB.

To read and write the data from or to RFEM and RSTAB, simply use the Webservice (a programmable interface). Thus, your data exchange works without any problems and you can reach your goal with just a few clicks.

Support and Learning

Our customers are important to us! For Dlubal Software, this motto is much more than that. Customer service is a fundamental pillar of the Dlubal Software company philosophy. We do our best to help you with any problems or concerns, so that you can continue to enjoy working with the Dlubal software programs.

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RFEM 5
RFEM

Main Program

Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids, and contact elements

Price of First License
4,350.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-CONCRETE

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,000.00 EUR
RFEM 5
CONCRETE Columns

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
800.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-CONCRETE NL Add-on Module for RFEM | Nonlinear Reinforced Concrete Calculation for Serviceability Limit State

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RFEM RF-PUNCH Pro Add-on Module | Punching Shear Design of Singularly or Linearly Supported Surfaces

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,000.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

Price of First License
1,350.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL EC3

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL Warping Torsion

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
1,100.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL Plasticity

Module Extension for RF-STEEL EC3

Plastic design of cross-sections according to the Partial Internal Forces Method (PIFM) and Simplex Method

Price of First License
1,100.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL AISC

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the American standard ANSI/AISC 360

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-ALUMINUM

Add-on Module

Design of aluminum members according to Eurocode 9

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-ALUMINUM ADM

Add-on Module

Design of aluminum members according to the American standards ADM 2010, ADM 2015, and ADM 2020

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TIMBER Pro

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TIMBER AWC

Add-on Module

Design of timber members according to the American standard ANSI/AWC NDS

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-GLASS

Add-on Module

Design of single-layer, laminated, and insulating glass

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TOWER Structure

Add-on Module

Generation of geometrically complex 3D tower structures such as lattice towers and radio masts

Price of First License
2,200.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TOWER Loading

Add-on Module

Generation of wind, ice, and variable loads for lattice towers

Price of First License
2,200.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-TOWER Design

Add-on Module

Design of triangular and quadrilateral lattice towers according to European standards

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
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
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-JOINTS Steel - Pinned

Add-on Module

Design of pinned connections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
850.00 EUR
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
850.00 EUR
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
1,100.00 EUR
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
500.00 EUR
RFEM 5

Add-on Module

Analysis of Natural Vibrations

Price of First License
1,350.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF -DYNAM Pro - Forced Vibrations

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF -DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,000.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF -DYNAM Pro - Nonlinear Time History

Add-on Module

Nonlinear dynamic analysis of external excitations

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-PIPING

Add-on Module

Modeling piping systems

Price of First License
2,200.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-PIPING Design

Add-on Module

Piping design and pipe stress analysis

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-FORM-FINDING

Add-on Module

Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures

Price of First License
2,200.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-CUTTING-PATTERN

Add-on Module

Generation of cutting patterns for tensile membrane structures

Price of First License
2,800.00 EUR