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I would like to calculate and design "temporary structures." What do I need for this?

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As a basis for the analysis of temporary structures, both RFEM and RSTAB can be used. For both programs, there are the standards available according to which the steel, aluminium, and lightweight structures can be calculated and designed. If you want to design membrane and cable structures, RFEM is required.

Main Programs RFEM or RSTAB

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

In order to also analyze membrane and cable structures, RFEM is required. When it comes to pure beam structures, it is sufficient to purchase RSTAB. In any case, RFEM is more versatile it can be equipped and extended with the corresponding add-on modules for all materials and structural models.

Available Standards
  • RF-FORM-FINGING / RF-CUTTING-PATTERN (for RFEM only)
    Determination of a shape and a cutting pattern for cutting membranes
  • RWIND Simulation
    Complex analysis of any structures in the digital wind tunnel with the transfer of load cases to RFEM or RSTAB for further processing
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.

Interfaces

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

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