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Structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures | Dlubal Software
First Steps with RFEM
The structural analysis software RFEM and RSTAB provide you with the optimal possibility to calculate and design reinforced concrete structures. Many engineers use the structural analysis software from Dlubal for the structural analysis and design of 2D and 3D reinforced concrete structures such as Buildings, ceilings, slabs, walls, columns, beams, continuous beams, frames, shells.
Structural Analysis Dynamic analysis Design EC Eurocodes BIM Building Information Modeling CAD FEA Finite elements Finite element method Structural Design Concrete structures Reinforced concrete Prestressed concrete
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Knowledge Base Articles
Nonlinear Calculation of a Floor Slab Made of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete in the Serviceability Limit State with RFEM
Describing the procedure for the serviceability limit state design of a floor slab made of steel fiber reinforced concrete.
Product Features Articles
- Deformation analyses of reinforced concrete surfaces without or with cracks (state II) by applying the approximation method (for example deformation analysis according to EN 1992-1-1, Cl. 7.4.3 )
- Tension stiffening of concrete applied between cracks
- Optional consideration of creep and shrinkage
- Graphical representation of results integrated in RFEM, for example deformation or sag of a flat slab
- Numerical results clearly arranged in tables and graphical display of the results in the model
- Complete integration of results in RFEM printout report
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- I would like to enter a reinforced concrete beam that is wider at the bottom side than at the upper side. Do I have to define two separate beams and couple them? Or is there a special type of cross-section?
- Do I have to add the reinforcement for ribs from RF‑CONCRETE Members and RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces?
- Is the compression reinforcement calculated for the ultimate limit state design in RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces? Or is it only possible in RF‑CONCRETE Members?
- Where can I set partial safety factors for design in RF-CONCRETE Members?
- Why do I get the message 28) in RF‑CONCRETE Members, saying that I have to make a "calculation without second order effect" with the internal forces according to the gemetrically linear analysis?
- Where in RF‑CONCRETE Members can I display the location of the neutral axis or the neutral axis depth of concrete for a cross-section?