Structural Analysis & Design Software for Cable and Tensile Structures

Structural Analysis & Design of Cable and Tensile Structures

Design your cable and tensile structures or their substructures with the structural analysis and design software RFEM and RSTAB. You can calculate the cables with prestress or without prestress.

In RFEM, you can use the Form-Finding add-on to search for the shape of the cable structure before performing the calculation. Furthermore, it is possible to combine the cables with member, surface, and solid elements.

  • Structural Analysis and Design of Cable and Tensile Structures
  • Structural Analysis and Design of Cable and Tensile Structures
  • Structural Analysis and Design of Cable and Tensile Structures
  • Structural Analysis and Design of Cable and Tensile Structures
  • Structural Analysis and Design of Cable and Tensile Structures
  • Structural Analysis and Design of Cable and Tensile Structures

Structural FEM Analysis and Design

The structural analysis software RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular program family. The main program RFEM is used to define structures, materials, and loads for planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program also allows you to create combined structures as well as model solid and contact elements.

Structural Frame & Truss Analysis Software

The structural frame analysis software RSTAB 9 has a similar range of functions as the FEA software RFEM. Due to the special attention to beam, frame, or truss structures, it is very easy to use and for many years, it has been the best choice for structural analysis and design of pure structural member models.

Form-Finding of Cable and Cable Net Structures

The Form-Finding add-on for RFEM 6 allows you to search for the shape of cable and cable net structures. The shape is determined by the equilibrium between the cable forces and the existing boundary conditions. The new prestressed shape is afterwards used as the initial state for the structural analysis.

Add-ons and Add-on Modules for Structural Analysis of Cable and Cable Net Structures

For the structural analysis and design of cable and cable net structures or their substructures, we recommend the add-ons and add-on modules of the Steel Structures and Aluminum and Lightweight Structures industries. To perform dynamic analysis, there are the add-ons for dynamic analysis available.

Interfaces for Data Exchange

The structural analysis software provided by Dlubal Software can be integrated seamlessly into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. The large number of interfaces ensures the data exchange of digital building models with RFEM or RSTAB.

The web service (programmable interface) can be used to read or write data from/to RFEM and RSTAB.

Support and Learning

Customer service is a fundamental pillar of the Dlubal Software company philosophy. We provide any necessary support you need to complete your daily work.

Models to Download

Models to Download

Find a variety of structural analysis models of cable and tensile structures that you can use for training purposes or for your projects.

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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
3,950.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
Structural Frame Analysis Software RSTAB

Main Program

Structural engineering software for designing frame, beam, and truss structures, as well as performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-FORM-FINDING

Add-on Module

Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures

Price of First License
1,950.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL EC3

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-ALUMINUM

Add-on Module

Design of aluminum members according to Eurocode 9

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR