Analysis & Design Software for Hydraulic Steel Engineering

3D Finite Element Analysis and Design

Structural engineering FEA software RFEM is the basis of a modular software system. 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.

Stress Analysis of Beam and Plate Structures

RF-/STEEL performs general stress designs by calculating the existing stresses and comparing the results with limit stresses.

More Add-on Modules for Hydraulic Steel Engineering Designs

Find more add-on modules for structural analysis of hydraulic steel engineering under the Steel Structures industry.

Knowledge Base | Hydraulic Steel Engineering

  1. Displaying Stress Components and Equivalent Stresses

    Displaying Stress Components and Equivalent Stresses

    RFEM 5.04.xx allows for graphical visualization of normal and shear stress of members (this feature is available only if the RF‑STEEL add‑on module is licensed).

  2. Smoothing Options in RF-STEEL Surfaces

    Smoothing Options

    Just like in the Display navigator of RFEM, you can set the distribution of internal forces within surfaces also in RF‑STEEL Surfaces. Since the result of the FEM calculation is always deformations, the corresponding forces will be recalculated. It means that the internal forces on a FEM element are calculated depending on the composition (triangle or square) at three or four places.

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL EC3 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL Warping Torsion 5.xx

Module Extension for RF-STEEL EC3

Warping torsion analysis according to the second-order theory with 7 degrees of freedom

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL Plasticity 5.xx

Module Extension for RF-STEEL EC3

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