RFEM Euro Steel A software package for the calculation and structural analysis of steel structures

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The total once off price of the RFEM Euro Steel package is and excludes the price of add-on modules. A service contract is optional, and will ensure free updates for each year that the service contract is renewed. Product upgrades are not covered by the service contract - only product versions less than 2 years old are supported.
Price is based on the current Rand/Euro exchange rate

The modules within the RFEM Eurosteel Package

Finite element analysis (FEA) of plates, walls, shells, solids and frameworks

RFEM is a powerful 3D FEA program helping structural engineers to meet requirements in modern civil engineering. Intuitive handling, user friendliness and efficient data input make working with RFEM easy. The RFEM program family is based on a modular system. The main program RFEM is used to define structures, materials and loads for planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells and members. Creating combined structures as well as modeling solid and contact elements is also possible. RFEM provides deformations, internal and support forces as well as soil contact stresses. Add-on modules facilitate the data input by creating structures as well as connections automatically and perform further analyses and designs. The modular approach allows you to combine all programs individually according to your needs. Upgrades at a later time are always possible. RFEM offering numerous interfaces represents the perfect tool for a smooth interaction between CAD and structural analysis in Building Information Modeling (BIM).

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General Stress Analysis of Surfaces and Members

RF-STEEL is one of the add-on modules integrated in the RFEM user interface. The program is subdivided into two parts:

  • RF-STEEL Surfaces performs the stress analysis and also the serviceability limit state design for surfaces
  • RF-STEEL Members designs member elements
RF-STEEL carries out the general stress analysis by calculating existing stresses and comparing them with the limit stresses. During the stress analysis process, the program determines the maximum stresses of surfaces, members, and sets of members and documents the governing internal forces for each member. In addition, it is possible to optimize cross-sections or thicknesses automatically and to export the modified sections and surface thicknesses to RFEM.

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Steel Design of Members and Sets of Members According to EC 3

The European standard Eurocode 3 specifies the design, analysis and construction of steel structures in all member states of the European Union. Country-specific regulations are taken into account by national annexes (NA). Take advantage of RF-STEEL EC3 that has already implemented those national documents. In addition, you can define your own national parameters or create new national annexes. RF-STEEL EC3 performs all typical ultimate limit state designs, stability and deformation analyses as well as fire protection designs for structural steel according to:

  • EN 1993-1-1:2005 + AC:2009
  • EN 1993-1-2:2006 + AC:2005 (fire protection design)
  • EN 1993-1-4:2006 (stainless steel)
  • EN 1993-1-5:2006
Separate design cases allow for a flexible analysis of several structural components in complex structures. The results are displayed in clearly arranged tables.

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Frame Joints for Frames According to EN 1993-1-8 and DIN 18800

The RFEM add-on module RF-FRAME-JOINT Pro creates and classifies bending-resistant, bolted connections between columns and horizontal beams. The rigid bolt connections are designed by the ultimate load method according to Eurocode 3 or DIN 18800. Furthermore, it is possible to apply stiffeners, supplementary web plates as well as backing plates. In addition, you can check the geometrical feasibility of connections with respect to the size of the wrench used for tightening screws.

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Ultimate Limit State Design of Welded Joints with Hollow Cross-Sections According to Eurocode 3

RF-HSS is an RFEM add-on module used to design and analyze hollow section connections. The connections can be imported from RFEM, as well defined manually within the add-on module. Planar and spatial truss nodes, which contain round, square or rectangular hollow sections, can be designed. RF-HSS performs the ultimate limit state design according to specifications given in Eurocode 3 (EN 1993-1-8:2005).

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Typified Connections in Steel Building Construction - DSTV Guidelines

The RFEM add-on module RF-DSTV (German Steel Construction Association) designs moment resisting and pinned I-beam connections for members according to the German guideline "Typified Connections in Steel Building Construction". The design capacities are determined in accordance with the following standards:

  • DIN 18800-1:1990-11
  • DIN V ENV 1993-1-1/A2:202-05
You can design moment resisting connections by means of a flush or extended end plate, by coped connections or pinned beam connections using end plates and angles. The connections can be visualized efficiently in the rendering mode. The program displays all required structural dimensions for end plates and angles as well as the corresponding hole arrangements.

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