Tensile Membrane Structures

Which Dlubal programs do I need for tensile membrane structures?


The Form-Finding add-on is available for the structural FEA software RFEM, which you can use to search for the shape of a tensile membrane structure before the actual design.

Once you have modeled a supporting structure or a substructure in RFEM and defined membrane surfaces, you can analyze the global model according to the large deformation analysis.

Programs and Add-ons

Use the main program RFEM to define the model, including the properties and actions.

The Form-Finding add-on allows you to determine a shape of the member and surface models subjected to axial forces.

Use the RWIND program to perform simulations in the digital wind tunnel for complex structures and to transfer the generated wind loads to RFEM.

Depending on the design, you can use the add-ons Steel Design and Aluminum Design to design the structure.

If a seismic or vibration analysis is required, the Dynamic Analysis add-ons are the perfect tools for this.

In case of any questions about the Dlubal solution for tensile membrane structures, our sales team will be happy to assist you.


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