Form-Finding Add-on

Technical Article on the Topic Structural Analysis Using Dlubal Software

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Product Feature

Compared to the RF-FORM-FINDING add-on module (RFEM 5), the following new features have been added to the Form-Finding add-on for RFEM 6:

  • Specification of all form-finding load boundary conditions in one load case
  • Storage of form-finding results as initial state for further model analysis
  • Automatic assignment of the form-finding initial state via combination wizards to all load situations of a design situation
  • Additionally form-finding geometry boundary conditions for members (unstressed length, maximum vertical sag, low-point vertical sag)
  • Additional form-finding load boundary conditions for members (maximum force in member, minimum force in member, horizontal tension component, tension at i-end, tension at j-end, minimum tension at i-end, minimum tension at j-end)
  • Material type "Fabric" and "Foil" in material library
  • Parallel form-findings in one model
  • Simulation of sequentially building form-finding states in connection with the Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) Add-On

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RFEM 6
RF-FORM-FINDING

Additional Analysis

The Form-Finding add-on finds the optimal shape of members subjected to axial forces and tension-loaded surface models. The shape is determined by the equilibrium between the member axial force or the membrane stress and the existing boundary conditions.

Price of First License
1,750.00 USD