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Which programs and add-on modules by Dlubal Software are available for reinforced concrete structures?

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Both RFEM and RSTAB provide a suitable solution. In addition to Eurocode 2, the international standards, such as ACI 318, CSA A23.3, SIA 262, or GB 50010, are also available for the design in both programs.

With the add-on modules for designing columns or foundations, or for punching shear designs, it is possible to quickly and reliably calculate the structural components.

Main Programs RFEM or RSTAB
The main programs RFEM or RSTAB are used to define structures, materials, and actions.

For reinforced concrete structures, RFEM is clearly the first choice as it allows you to also create structural systems consisting of plates, walls and shells in addition to spatial frame structures. RFEM is the more diverse variant as it can be equipped and extended with the corresponding add-on modules for all materials and designs.

Available Standards
  • Eurocode 2 (EN 1992-1-1)
  • SIA 262
  • ACI 318
  • CSA A23.3
  • GB 50010
Add-on Modules
  • RF-CONCRETE/CONCRETE
    A basic module providing the functionality for the reinforced concrete design of members, and, for RFEM, also for plates, walls, folded plate structures, and shells
  • RF-/CONCRETE Columns
    Reinforced concrete design according to the model column method or the nominal curvature method
  • RF-PUNCH Pro
    Punching shear designs of surfaces
  • RF-/FOUNDATION Pro
    Design of single, bucket and block foundations
  • RF-CONCRETE Deflect (RFEM)
    Analytical deformation analysis
  • RF-CONCRETE NL
    Realistic deformation analysis of surfaces and members
Dynamic Analysis
If it is necessary to perform seismic analysis or vibration designs of a building, the RF‑/DYNAM Pro add-on modules provide special tools for determining natural frequencies and mode shapes, for an analysis of forced vibrations, a generation of equivalent loads, or for a nonlinear time history analysis.

If you have any question about the Dlubal Software programs, please do not hesitate to contact the sales department.

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RFEM
RFEM

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB
Structural Frame Analysis Software RSTAB

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

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD
RSTAB
ACI 318 for RSTAB

Module Extension for RSTAB

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the ACI 318 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RFEM
ACI 318 for RFEM

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the ACI 318 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RSTAB
CONCRETE

Add-on Module

Linear and nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete members with reinforcement concept

Price of First License
810.00 USD
RSTAB
CONCRETE Columns

Add-on Module

Reinforced concrete design according to the model column method (method based on nominal curvature)

Price of First License
630.00 USD
RFEM
CSA A23.3 for RFEM

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the CSA A23.3 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RSTAB
CSA A23.3 for RSTAB

Module Extension for RSTAB

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the CSA A23.3 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RFEM
DIN 1045-1 for RFEM

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the DIN 1045-1 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RSTAB
DIN 1045-1 for RSTAB

Module Extension for RSTAB

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the DIN 1045-1 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RFEM
EC2 for RFEM

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the Eurocode 2 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RSTAB
EC2 for RSTAB

Module Extension for RSTAB

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the Eurocode 2 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RFEM
GB 50010 for RFEM

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the GB 50010 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RSTAB
GB 50010 for RSTAB

Module Extension for RSTAB

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the GB 50010 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD