Other Application Areas

Structural Analysis Software for other Application Areas

For many other application areas, the Dlubal programs RFEM, RSTAB, RSECTION, and others are the ideal structural analysis and design solution. For example:

  • Cold-Formed Sections
  • Dlubal Software for Structural Analysis and Design of Glass Structures
  • Dlubal Software for Structural Analysis and Design of Glass Structures

Simulation of Masonry

RFEM allows for realistic assessment of structural behavior 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

The SHAPE‑THIN 9 stand-alone program and the RF‑/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections extension allow for design of general cold-formed sections 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, nonlinear iterative soil bodies (Geotechnical Analysis for RFEM 6), modified two-parametric soil models, and many others.

In particular, it is recommended to apply the stiffness modulus method using the add-on Geotechnical Analysis for RFEM 6, as it represents the soil structure in a realistic way and the subgrade reaction modulus is determined interdependently of the load.

Façade Analysis

Using the structural analysis software RFEM and RSTAB as well as the stand-alone program RSECTION, you can design facade structures, such as glass facades, curtain walls, double facades, element facades, and many others.

Foundations and Foundation Engineering

Design different foundation types such as foundation plates, single foundations, bucket foundations, and block foundations in RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 using the RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro add-on module.

The Geotechnical Analysis add-on for RFEM 6 uses the properties from soil samples to determine the soil body to be analyzed. The realistic determination of the soil conditions significantly influences the quality of the structural analysis of buildings.

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