Is it possible to design bidirectional ribbed plates, unidirectional ribbed plates, or hollow core slabs in RFEM?

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Yes, it is also possible to use the RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces add-on module to design bidirectional ribbed plates, bidirectional ribbed plates, or hollow core slabs. The design is possible for the ultimate limit state.

The plates can be created as orthotropic surfaces in RFEM (see Figure 01).

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Bidirectional ribbed plates Unidirectional ribbed plates Hollow core slabs

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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

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RF-CONCRETE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)

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810.00 USD