Other Application Areas

Simulation of Masonry

RFEM allows for realistic assessment of structural behaviour of masonry.

For this, it is possible to define the nonlinear material model "Isotropic Masonry 2D" using the RF‑MAT NL add‑on module, which causes failure when exceeding limit stresses.

Cold-Formed Sections

Design general cold-formed sections with the SHAPE-THIN 9 stand-alone program and the RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections add-on module according to EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-5.

Soil-Structure Interaction

In RFEM, it is possible to consider different soil models, such as the subgrade reaction modulus method, stiffness modulus method (RF-SOILIN), modified two-parametric soil models, etc.

In particular, it is recommended to apply the stiffness modulus method using RF-SOILIN as it represents the soil structure in a realistic way and the subgrade reaction modulus is determined interdependently with the load.

Facade Analysis

The structural analysis programs RFEM and RSTAB as well as the stand-alone program SHAPE-THIN 9 perform the design of facade structures such as glass facades, curtain walls, double facades, element facades, etc.

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