Find a variety of structural analysis models of silos and storage tanks to download, which you can use for training purposes or for your projects.
Analysis & Design Software for Silos and Storage Tanks
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 individual 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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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.
For your structural analysis and design of silos and storage tanks, we recommend you the add-ons and add-on modules of the Steel Structures industry.
The Dlubal structural analysis 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.
The butadiene storage tanks of the French company ARLANXEO Emulsion Rubber France, one of the biggest producers of NBR synthetic rubber in the world, had to be recalculated to comply with the seismic requirements of Eurocode 8.
Aquamate, a leading manufacturer of corrugated water tanks in Australia, plans to enter the North American market by the end of 2016.
Therefore, it is necessary to verify that the tanks meet all US codes and standards before the end of the year.
This project for designing a filter/dryer device, including agitator, required a complete stress and deformation analysis in RFEM.
The complex modeling of the structure, which had 1,424 surfaces, 158 solids, and 425 members, represented a special design challenge.
A second mixing plant for ground building materials was built in 2015 on the site of Baumit GmbH in Landsberg/Lech.
The steel structure supports the silo grating located at +85 ft, which includes a total of 36 silos.
The 100-year-old gasometer in Pforzheim, Germany, was threatened with demolition.
The steel structure of the former gas storage facility has been transformed into an extraordinary event area for the 360° panorama exhibition.
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Models to Download
Online Manual | RFEM 6
Recommended for Silos and Storage Tanks
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
Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members
Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3
Module Extension for RF-STEEL EC3 and RF-STEEL AISC
Warping torsion analysis according to the second-order theory with 7 degrees of freedom
Module Extension for RF-STEEL EC3
Plastic design of cross-sections according to the Partial Internal Forces Method (PIFM) and Simplex Method
Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method
Generation of equivalent geometric imperfections and pre-deformed initial structures for nonlinear calculations