Analysis & Design Software for Towers and Masts

3D Finite Element Analysis and Design

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

Analysis & Design of Frame/Beam/Truss Structures

Structural frame analysis and design software RSTAB contains a similar range of functions as RFEM, with special attention to beam, frame and truss structures. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years it has been the best choice for structural analysis.

Generation of Lattice Tower Structures

RF/-TOWER Structure allows you to easily create lattice towers and radio masts by entering the relevant parameters.

Equipment for Communication Towers

In RF-/TOWER Equipment, it is possible to create tower equipment such as antennas, platforms, ladders, or cable lines.

Generation of Wind, Ice and Variable Loads for Lattice Towers

RF-/TOWER Loading creates the design-relevant effects for lattice towers such as wind, ice, and variable loads.

Calculation of Effective Lengths for Lattice Towers

RF-/TOWER Effective Lengths determines the buckling lengths of members used in lattice towers with square, rectangular or triangular floor plans.

Eurocode Design of Lattice Tower Members

RF-/TOWER Design designs lattice towers according to the standards EN 1993‑1‑1, EN 1993‑3‑1, and EN 50341.

Design of Nominally Pinned Joints According to EC 3 for Lattice Tower Members

RF-/JOINTS Steel - Tower designs pinned joints with bolt connections for members used in lattice towers in accordance with EN 1993‑1‑8 (Eurocode 3).

Knowledge Base | Towers and Masts

  1. Manual Cross-Section Classification in RF-/TOWER Design

    Manual Cross-Section Classification

    In RF-/TOWER Design, it is now possible to classify cross‑sections manually according to Eurocode 3. This option may be useful when local buckling is prevented by the design and so the cross‑section has to be assigned to Class 3.

  2. New Option for Platform Connection in RF-/TOWER Equipment

    New Option for Platform Connection

    Platforms can be connected directly to leg members using the new ‘Leg Member Axis’ option. Thus, it is not necessary to define the platform width or coupling member anymore.

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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

RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Structure 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Equipment 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of equipment for lattice towers of mobile operators

RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Loading 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of wind, ice and variable loads for lattice towers

RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Effective Lengths 5.xx

Add-on Module

Determination of effective lengths for lattice towers

RFEM Towers and Masts
RF-TOWER Design 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of triangular and quadrilateral lattice towers according to European standards

RFEM Connections
RF-JOINTS Steel - Tower 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of nominally pinned bolted connections of members used in lattice towers according to Eurocode 3