RFEM 5 has been tested and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) as a universal structural analysis software for government projects.
Structural Bridge Analysis and Design Software
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.
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 analysis.
Use the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation for complex structures. This program simulates wind flows around any structures by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
Depending on the material used in bridge constructions, you can find more useful add-on modules for structural analysis and design under the Steel Structures, Concrete Structures and Timber Structures industries.
Other useful add-on modules:
The structural analysis software provided by Dlubal can be seamlessly integrated into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. A variety of interfaces allows you to exchange data from digital building models with RFEM or RSTAB.
The pedestrian bridge over the Taffa River functions not only as a bridge, but also includes a garden toolshed and seating along the platform. Additionally, the delicate top truss chords provide a pedestrian railing along the bridge's length.
The new bridge replaces the existing Hervester Bridge No. 423, which was classified as dilapidated. After assembly on the bank, it was pushed over the Wesel-Datteln Canal step by step...
Wildlife crossing AM2 was built using a construction method for concrete shell structures called Pneumatic Forming of Hardened Concrete (PFHC). This new method was developed by TU Wien in the context of the research project titled "Double Curved Shell Structures"...
Starting in 2018, an architecturally appealing tied-arch bridge will arise in Münster, Germany.
The new road bridge will be built over the Dortmund‑Ems Canal with a span of 220.5 ft.
The S‑shaped pedestrian and cycling bridge across the Neckar river in Germany has a total length of 316 ft and a width of 10 ft. Both foreland areas are bent in the ground plan, whereas the middle part is straight.
The "Walsersteg" bridge connects both banks of the Loisach River in the south of the old town of Wolfratshausen in Germany.
The pylon bridge for pedestrians and cyclists has a width of 9.8 ft and a span width of 150.9 ft.
Skywalk allgäu is a path leading through the treetops of the Allgäu Alps in Southern Germany.
The steel and timber structure of the path about 3,281 ft above sea level consists of cable-stayed and suspension bridge constructions.
One of the world's longest timber bridges is in Anaklia, a climatic spa town on the eastern shore of the Black Sea.
The bridge, with a length of more than 1,640 ft, connects the hotel and port area with a coastal area used for tourism.
A very special project was carried out in Pitigala, Sri Lanka in 2013. A suspension bridge was designed, calculated, and built by 30 students of the university team known as "Engineers Without Borders".
The 11.8-foot-long bridge across the Bentara River with was constructed with pure manpower.
Since 2013, a new S‑shaped pylon bridge has meandered across the Agger River near Lohmar, a town in West Germany.
Due to its curving shape, the bridge, which reflects the course of the river, is perfectly integrated into the landscape.
Janson Bridging in Hank, the Netherlands, produces temporary, emergency, and permanent bridges for civil, industrial, and military use.
All these bridges consist of modules with bridge spans ranging from 2 to 40 elements that can be joined using couplings.
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Pylon bridge over the Agger in Lohmar | Realized with RFEM by Schaffitzel+Miebach Faszination Brücken GmbH, Lohmar | www.schaffitzel-miebach.com
Temporary bridge by Janson Bridging, Netherlands | Designed with RFEM by Janson Bridging, Hank/Netherlands | www.jansonbridging.com
Pylon bridge "Walsersteg" across Loisach river, Germany | Designed with RFEM by Ingenieurbüro Robert Buxbaum, Wolfratshausen/Germany | www.ib-buxbaum.de
Railway bridge | Realized with RSTAB by Radoslav Dimitrov, civil engineering student at the TU Dresden
Shuter Street Bridge in Toronto, Canada | Designed with RSTAB by Gartner Steel and Glass GmbH, Würzburg/Germany | www.josef-gartner.de
In SHAPE-THIN 8, the effective cross-section of stiffened buckling panels can be calculated according to EN 1993-1-5, Cl. 4.5.
The critical buckling stress is calculated according to EN 1993-1-5, Annex A.1 for buckling panels with at least 3 longitudinal stiffeners or according to EN 1993-1-5, Annex A.2 for buckling panels with one or two stiffeners in the compression zone. The design for torsional buckling safety is also performed.
- How do I determine wind loads on structures of any shape?
- Is it possible to switch the page layout of the printout report to the format according to Book 504 (Bridge Construction)?
- How do I define temperature loads on a composite beam?
- What is the difference between the "rib" and "eccentric beam" member types?
- How to activate or start the module RF- / STEEL Wölbkrafttorsion?
- How can I display the deformation in the current construction stage and in relation to the initial system in RF‑STAGES?
- Is it also possible to specify a cable length in RF‑FORM‑FINDING?
- How is it possible to consider the real cross-section geometry of member elements in RWIND Simulation?
- Is it possible to define orthotropic surface loads in RFEM? I would like to subject a surface to different temperature loads by a direction.
- The calculation of my model results in unrealistically high stresses at many locations. What is the reason?
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
The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions
Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)
Linear and nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete members with reinforcement concept
Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members
Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3
Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052
Consideration of construction stages during a building phase
Generation of load cases from moving loads for members and sets of members
Generation of load cases from moving loads for surfaces
Generation of influence lines and surfaces due to constant internal forces