Find a variety of structural masonry analysis models to download, which you can use for training purposes or for your projects.
Structural Analysis Software for Masonry Structures
Structural FEM Analysis and Design
The successful structural analysis program RFEM 6 by Dlubal Software is the basis of a modular program family that you can customize and combine according to your precise requirements. In the main program RFEM, you can define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. Furthermore, you can create combined structures as well as model solid and contact elements.
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Wind Simulation and Wind Load Generation
Do your structures have to withstand every gust of wind? Then it is best to use the Dlubal stand-alone program RWIND 2. It is particularly recommended for complex model shapes. There are wind flows around all structures simulated in a digital wind tunnel.
You can easily import your generated wind loads acting on these objects into RFEM or RSTAB. Thus, you can complete your project there.
Masonry Design According to FEM
When it comes to masonry, you are on the right track here. The Masonry Design add-on for RFEM 6 allows you to design masonry surfaces using the finite element method. It was developed as part of the research project DDMaS (Digitizing the Design of Masonry Structures). Here, the material model represents the nonlinear behavior of the brick-mortar combination in the form of macro-modeling.
Geotechnical Analysis Using FEM
The Geotechnical Analysis add-on for RFEM 6 supports your work by determining the soil body to be analyzed by using the properties from soil samples. Achieve a high quality of your structural analysis of buildings due to a realistic determination of the soil conditions (soil-structure interaction).
Generation, Analysis, and Evaluation of Building Models
The Building Model add-on for RFEM 6 allows you to define and manipulate your building by means of stories. A great advantage is the possibility to adjust them retroactively and flexibly. Information about the stories and the entire model (a center of gravity) is displayed in tables and graphics.
Consideration of Construction Stages
Stay on track of the construction process with the Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) add-on for RFEM 6. In RFEM, this allows you to consider the construction process of structures (member, surface, and solid structures). Avoid potential mistakes when calculating entire models. These may easily arise when disregarding the influence of the construction process. With the helpful add-on, you can analyze the influences and consider them right up to the structural design.
Structural Dynamic Analysis
To keep your buildings safe even under stormy conditions, the Dynamic Analysis add-ons for RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9 are here for you. Use them to perform seismic design, vibration analysis of buildings, machine foundation design, natural frequency analysis for bridges and chimneys, and many other dynamic calculations.
Model Optimization Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The two-part add-on Optimization & Costs / CO2 Emissions Estimation for RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9 is your reliable partner for model optimization. On the one hand, it gives you the suitable parameters for parameterized models and blocks via the artificial intelligence technology (AI) of the particle swarm optimization (PSO) in order to comply with the usual optimization criteria. On the other hand, it estimates the model costs or CO2 emissions by specifying unit costs or emissions per material definition for your structural model.
Ensure your foundation is stable and exactly designed. The RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro add-on module for RFEM& 5 / RSTAB 8 enables you to precisely design single, bucket, and block foundations for all support forces arising in the model.
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 allows you to exchange the data of digital building models with RFEM or RSTAB.
Use the Webservice (a programmable interface) to read or write the data from or to RFEM and RSTAB.
Support and Learning
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Models to Download
Online Manual | RFEM 6
At first glance, the material list for masonry seems empty. The reason for this is that bricks and mortar can be used in many combinations, which would lead to a very long and unclear list. Therefore, it is necessary first to create a new material for masonry in order to consider these possible combinations in the calculation.
- I would like to connect my masonry wall to a reinforced concrete slab. What is the best way to create a line hinge?
- When modeling a building, there is a location where I have a wall on a ceiling that is not supported underneath. What are the modeling options for this?
- What is the meaning of the brickwork class in the Material Library for masonry according to EN 1996‑1‑1?
Recommended Products | Masonry
The structural analysis program RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular software system. The main program RFEM 6 is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program can also design combined structures as well as solid and contact elements.
The structural frame & truss analysis and design program RSTAB 9 contains a similar range of functions as the FEA software RFEM, paying special attention to frames and trusses. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years, it has been the best choice for the structural analysis of beam structures consisting of steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and other materials.
RWIND 2 is a program (digital wind tunnel) for the numerical simulation of wind flows around any building geometries with determination of the wind loads on their surfaces. It can be used as a stand-alone application or used together with RFEM and RSTAB for complete structural analysis and design.
The RFEM Masonry Design add-on allows you to design masonry using the finite element method. It was developed as part of the research project titled DDMaS - Digitizing the Design of Masonry Structures. The material model represents the nonlinear behavior of the brick-mortar combination in the form of macro-modeling.
Geotechnical Analysis for RFEM 6
In RFEM, the Geotechnical Analysis add-on uses properties from soil samples to determine the soil body to be analyzed. Realistic determination of the soil conditions significantly influences the quality of the structural analysis of buildings.
The RFEM Building Model add-on allows you to define and manipulate a building by means of stories. The stories can be adjusted in many ways afterwards. Information about the stories and the entire model (center of gravity) is displayed in tables and graphics.
First, the two-part Optimization & Costs / CO2 Emission Estimation add-on finds suitable parameters for parameterized models and blocks via the artificial intelligence (AI) technique of particle swarm optimization (PSO) for compliance with common optimization criteria. Second, this add-on estimates the model costs or CO2 emissions by specifying unit costs or emissions per material definition for the structural model.