- SANS 10160-1 (loads)
- SANS 10162-1 (steel structures)
- SANS 10163-1 (timber structures)
- SANS 10163-2 (timber structures)
- SANS 10160-4 (earthquake)
South African Standards (SANS)
Design According to South African Standards
Implemented South African Standards
In RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9, the load and result combinations are automatically created according to the South African standard SANS 10160‑1.
The RF‑/TIMBER SANS add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 performs the ultimate and serviceability limit state design as well as fire resistance design of members according to the South African standards for timber structures SANS 10163‑1 and SANS 10163‑2.
The RF‑/DYNAM Pro - Natural Vibrations add-on module for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 determines natural frequencies and mode shapes.
The RF-/DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads module extension for RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8 generates equivalent seismic loads according to the multimodal response spectrum analysis. Among others, the South African standard SANS 10160‑4 is implemented.
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Deep drilling rig | Designed with RSTAB by Ing.- Büro H.-U. Möller, Minden/Germany | www.hum-minden.de
Science Park Linz, Austria | Designed with RFEM by Werkraum Wien Ingenieure ZT-GmbH, Vienna, Austria | www.werkraumwien.at
Noise protection hangar at Zurich Airport, Switzerland | Designed with RSTAB by WTM Engineers GmbH, Hamburg/Germany | www.wtm-engineers.de
Wooden mass boiler house in Kočevje, Slovenia | Designed with RFEM by AG-inženiring d.o.o. | www.ag-i.si
Timber apartment complex in Brescia, Italy | Designed with RFEM by Rubner Holzbau AG, Brixen/Italy | www.rubner.com
Hotel Intercontinental in Davos, Switzerland | Designed with RFEM by Sailer Stepan und Partner GmbH, Munich/Germany | www.ssp-muc.com
Bahá'í Temple of South America, Chile | Designed with RFEM by Josef Gartner GmbH, Würzburg, Germany | www.josef-gartner.de
Lookout tower on Pyramidenkogel, Austria | Designed with RSTAB by LACKNER + RAML Ziviltechniker – GmbH Villach/Austria | www.lackner-raml.at
The structural analysis program RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular software system. The main program RFEM 6 is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program can also design combined structures as well as solid and contact elements.
The structural frame & truss analysis and design program RSTAB 9 contains a similar range of functions as the FEA software RFEM, paying special attention to frames and trusses. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years, it has been the best choice for the structural analysis of beam structures consisting of steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and other materials.