Product Feature

  • Form-finding of:
    • tension loaded membrane and cable structures
    • compression loaded shell and beam structures
    • mixed tension and compression loaded structures
  • Consideration of gas chambers between surfaces
  • Interaction with supporting structure
  • Surfaces as a 2D and members as a 1D element
  • Definition of different prestress conditions for surfaces (membranes and shells)
  • Definition of forces or geometrical requirements for members (cables and beams)
  • Consideration of individual loads (self‑weight, inner pressure, etc.) in the form‑finding process
  • Temporary support definitions for the form-finding process
  • Definition of isotropic or orthotropic material for structural analysis
  • Optional definition of free polygon loads
  • Transformation of form‑found shape elements into NURBS surface elements
  • Possibility of combined form-finding by integration of preliminary form-finding
  • Graphical evaluation of the new form using coloured coordinates and inclination plots
  • Complete documentation of the calculation including user-defined adaptive evaluation figures
  • Optional export of the FE mesh as DXF or Excel file

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RFEM Tensile Membrane Structures

Add-on Module

Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures

Price of First License
1,750.00 USD