Timber Structural Analysis & 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 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 frame analysis and design of timber structures.

Timber Design According to Various Standards

The following add-on modules perform all characteristic designs of the ultimate limit state and the serviceability limit state as well as stability analyses for timber.

  • RF-/TIMBER Pro (incl. fire resistance) according to EN 1995‑1‑1 (Eurocode 5) and SIA 265 (Swiss standard)
  • RF-/TIMBER AWC (incl. fire resistance) acc. to ANSI/AWC NDS‑2012 and ANSI/AWC NDS‑2015 (US standards)
  • RF-/TIMBER CSA according to CSA 086‑14 (Canadian standard)
  • RF-/TIMBER NBR according to NBR 7190:1997 (Brazilian standard)
  • RF-/TIMBER SANS according to SANS 10163‑1:2003 and SANS 10163‑2:2001 (South African standards)

Design of Laminate Surfaces

RF-LAMINATE performs stress and deflection analysis of laminate surfaces such as cross‑laminated timber plates (CLT).

Structural Design of Timber Connections

Here you can find numerous add-on modules for the design of joints in steel and timber structures.

Stand-Alone Programs RX-TIMBER

Stand-alone programs of the RX‑TIMBER family perform designs of the ultimate limit state, serviceability limit state and fire resistance for different structural components according to Eurocode 5.

Knowledge Base | Timber Structures

  1. 1 - Vibration Design (Source: [3])

    Vibration Design of Cross-Laminated Timber Plates

    For wide-span ceilings, the vibration design of cross‑laminated timber plates is often governing. The advantage of the lighter material of timber over concrete turns into a disadvantage because a high mass material is advantageous for a low natural frequency.

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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 Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052

RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER AWC 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of timber members according to the American standard ANSI/AWC NDS

RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER CSA 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of timber members according to the Canadian standard CSA 086-14

RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER NBR 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of timber members according to the Brazilian standard NBR 7190:1997

RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER SANS 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of timber members according to the South African standards SANS 10163-1:2003 and SANS 10163-2:2001

RFEM Other
RF-LAMINATE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Deflection analysis and stress design of laminate and sandwich surfaces

RFEM Connections
RF-JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of indirect timber connections with dowel-type fasteners and steel plates according to NDS and Eurocode 5

RFEM Connections
RF-JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of Direct Timber Connections According to Eurocode 5

RFEM Other
RF-LIMITS 5.xx

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Stand-Alone Timber Structures
RX-TIMBER Glued-Laminated Beam 2.xx

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of single-span and wide-span glulam beams according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Stand-Alone Timber Structures
RX-TIMBER Continuous Beam 2.xx

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of simple, continuous and Gerber beams with or without cantilever according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Stand-Alone Timber Structures
RX-TIMBER Column 2.xx

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of rectangular and circular columns according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Stand-Alone Timber Structures
RX-TIMBER Purlin 2.xx

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of coupled purlins and continuous beams according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Stand-Alone Timber Structures
RX-TIMBER Frame 2.xx

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of three-hinged frames with finger joint connections according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Stand-Alone Timber Structures
RX-TIMBER Brace 2.xx

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of stiffening truss bracing according to Eurocode 5 or DIN 1052

Stand-Alone Timber Structures
RX-TIMBER Roof 2.xx

Stand-Alone Program

Timber design of flat, monopitch and duopitch roofs according to Eurocode 5