Structural Analysis Software for Masonry Structures

Structural Analysis and Design | Masonry Structures

Many engineers use the structural analysis programs by Dlubal Software to perform the calculations and design of 2D and 3D reinforced concrete structures, such as buildings, walls, columns, frames, shells.

The structural analysis software RFEM and RSTAB allow you to analyze and design masonry structures. Depending on whether you design pure frame and truss structures (RSTAB) or structures with walls and shells (RFEM), Dlubal Software offers the ideal solution.

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  • Structural Analysis and Design | Masonry Structures
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Structural FEM Analysis and Design

The structural analysis program 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.

Masonry Design According to FEM

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). 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 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 (soil-structure interaction).

Generation, Analysis, and Evaluation of Building Models

The Building Model add-on for RFEM 6 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 also the entire model (center of gravity) is displayed in tables and graphics.

Consideration of Construction Stages

The Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) add-on for RFEM 6 allows you to consider the construction process of structures (member, surface, and solid structures). Neglecting the influence of the construction process can lead to errors in the calculation of overall models. With the Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) add-on, you can analyze these influences and consider them up to the point of the structural design.

Structural Dynamic Analysis

The add-ons for dynamic analysis in RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9 are perfectly suited for seismic design, vibration analysis of buildings, machine foundation design, natural frequency analysis of bridges and chimneys, and many other dynamic calculations.

Model Optimization Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The two-part Optimization & Costs / CO2 Emission Estimation add-on for RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9 finds suitable parameters for parameterized models and blocks using the artificial intelligence (AI) technique of particle swarm optimization (PSO) to comply with common optimization criteria. Moreover, this add-on estimates the model costs or CO2 emissions by specifying unit costs or emissions per material definition for the structural model.

Foundation Design

The RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 designs 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 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.

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RFEM 6
Hall with Arched Roof

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,990.00 USD
RSTAB 9
Structural Frame and Truss Analysis Software

Main Program

The RSTAB 9 structural frame analysis and design program contains a similar range of functions as the FEA RFEM software, paying special attention to frameworks. It is, therefore, very easy to use and for many years it has been the best choice for structural analysis of beam structures consisting of steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and other materials.

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD
RWIND

Stand-Alone Program

RWIND 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.

Price of First License
2,740.00 USD
RFEM 6
RFEM

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.

Price of First License
1,660.00 USD
RFEM 6
RFEM add-on module Geotechnical Analysis

Additional Analysis

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.

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM 6
RFEM

Special Solutions

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.

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RFEM 6
RFEM

Special Solutions

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.

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD