Which add-on modules and programs do I need for laminate and sandwich structures as well as cross-laminated timber (CLT)?

Answer

RFEM allows you to perform structural analysis and design of laminate and sandwich structures. The same applies to cross-laminated timber. Stress and deflection anaylsis of laminate and sandwich surfaces is performed according to the laminate theory, taking into account the shear coupling.

Available Programs and Add-on Modules

  • RFEM is the main program where structures, materials, and actions are defined. Planar and spatial plate, slab, shell, and member structures are possible.
  • RF-LAMINATE is required for the stress and deflection analysis of laminate surfaces. It is possible to specify user-defined layer structures.

Add-on Module for Timber Structures

  • RF-TIMBER Pro performs structural analysis and design according to Eurocode 5, for example, for further supporting elements of the structure.

There are also other add-on modules available for other structures, such as steel or concrete structures.

Data Exchange and BIM

Various interfaces allow for efficient work in exchange with other project participants. In this way, you can also cooperate smoothly in BIM processes.

Dynamic Analysis

If it is necessary to perform seismic analysis or vibration designs, the RF‑/DYNAM Pro add-on modules provide special tools for determining natural frequencies and mode shapes, 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 our sales department.

Keywords

Laminate Sandwich elements Cross-laminated timber CLT Timber Timber design Timber structure

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