Analysis & Design Software for Scaffolding and Rack Structures

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 engineering.

More Add-on Modules for Scaffolding and Rack Structure Designs

For structural analysis and design of scaffolding and rack structures, find more useful add-on modules under the Steel Structures industry.

Knowledge Base | Scaffolding and Rack Structures

  1. Scaffolding Support Dependent on Normal Force

    Scaffolding Support Dependent on Normal Force

    In addition to their structural behaviour, the purpose of many temporary structures such as scaffolding or bracing is the adaptation to different geometric conditions. A stable state of the construction is usually achieved by a plated support situation.

  2. Scaffolding Release Dependent on Normal Force

    Scaffolding Release Dependent on Normal Force

    In RFEM, it is possible to simulate a scaffolding tube joint (butt joint with a stub) by a nonlinear member release of the ‘Scaffolding’ type. The joint considers moment resistance dependent on compression forces existing between two outer tubes and the stub also has certain moment resistance based on its bending resistance.

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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 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

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

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
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Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel members

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
STEEL EC3 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
STEEL Warping Torsion 8.xx

Module Extension for STEEL EC3

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

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
STEEL Plasticity 8.xx

Module Extension for STEEL EC3

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