Mechanical Engineering Analysis and Design Software

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, or truss structures. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years it has been the best choice for structural analysis.

Stress Analysis and Design

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

Pipe Stress Analysis and Piping Design

RFEM and the correspoding add-on modules allow for modeling of piping systems (including piping components such as valves, reducers, flanges, tees and others) and performs design of pipeline networks.

More Add-on Modules for Mechanical Engineering Designs

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

Knowledge Base | Mechanical Engineering

  1. Displaying Normal and Shear Stresses

    Displaying Normal and Shear Stresses

    In RFEM version 5.04.xx, there is a new feature of a sophisticated graphical display of normal and shear stresses on members. It is only available for the licensed RF‑STEEL add‑on module.

  2. Input Time Diagrams Directly as Functions in RF-/DYNAM Pro - Forced Vibrations

    Input Time Diagrams Directly as Functions

    In RF-/DYNAM Pro - Forced Vibrations you can define time diagrams directly as functions in an edit field. The parameter t is reserved for the time steps, but beside that all parameters as defined in the ‘Edit Parameter’ dialogue can be used in RF‑/DYNAM Pro.

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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 Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

RFEM Piping Systems
RF-PIPING 5.xx

Add-on Module

Modeling pipeline networks

RFEM Piping Systems
RF-PIPING Design 5.xx

Add-on Module

Piping design and pipe stress analysis

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 AISC 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the American standard ANSI/AISC 360

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the Swiss standard SIA 263

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the Indian standard IS 800:2007

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the British standard BS 5950-1:2000 or British Annex BS EN 1993-1-1

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the Chinese standard GB 50017-2003

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the Canadian standard CSA S16-09

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the Australian standard AS 4100-1998

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL NTC-DF 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the Mexican standard NTC-DF 2004

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the Russian standard SP 16.13330.2011

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the South African standard SANS 10162-1:2011

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the Brazilian standard ABNT NBR 8800:2008

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

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel 2011 (Buildings Department - Hong Kong)

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

RFEM Other
RF-STABILITY 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

RSTAB Other
RSBUCK 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

RFEM Other
RF-IMP 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of equivalent geometric imperfections and pre-deformed initial structures for nonlinear calculations

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL Fatigue Members 5.xx

Add-on Module

Fatigue design of members and sets of members according to EN 1993-1-9

Stand-Alone Steel Structures
CRANEWAY 8.xx

Stand-Alone Program

Design of crane runway girders according to EN 1993-6 and DIN 4132

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-PLATE-BUCKLING 5.xx

Add-on Module

Plate buckling analysis of rectangular plates with or without stiffeners

Cross-Sections Thin-Walled
SHAPE-THIN 8.xx

Cross-Section Properties Software

Section properties, stress analysis, and plastic design of open and closed thin-walled cross-sections