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A structural analysis program can be a powerful tool but without the necessary technical support, progress within the software can be brought to a screeching halt.

Customer support is the highest priority at Dlubal Software. Search over 1500+ FAQs to find answers to commonly asked questions, read 900+ Knowledge Base Articles on various structural engineering topics, or view 90+ Short Video Tutorials for quick program tips.

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ADM 2015 Aluminum Structure Design in RFEM


  • Features of RF-ALUMINUM ADM and SHAPE-THIN
  • Import of custom thin-walled section from SHAPE-THIN to RFEM
  • Modeling, loading, and analysis of an aluminum structure in RFEM
  • Design of members in RF-ALUMINUM ADM according to ADM 2015

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P‑Delta Effects and Seismic Design According to the ASCE 7‑16 and NBC 2015

As gravity loads act on a structure, lateral displacement occurs. In turn, a secondary overturning moment is generated as the gravity load continues to act on the elements in the laterally displaced position. This effect is also known as "P-Delta (Δ)." Sect. of the ASCE 7-16 Standard and the NBC 2015 Commentary specify when P-Delta effects should be considered during a modal response spectrum analysis.

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Concrete Stiffness Modification in RFEM According to ACI 318‑14 and CSA A23.3‑14

In accordance with Sect. and Sect. out of the ACI 318-14 and CSA A23.3-14 respectively, RFEM effectively takes into consideration concrete member and surface stiffness reduction for various element types. 

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Structural Engineering and Design
© Vic Obdam Staalbouw BV

Steel Spiral Staircase in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In 2017, VIC OBDAM was commissioned by BAM to fully design the Kasbank project (total weight about 334 t) in Amsterdam. This project included a free-standing steel spiral staircase.

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Office and Administrative Building FC Campus in Karlsruhe, Germany

The FC Campus ("Cube A" and "Cube B"), located directly on the A5 exit Karlsruhe-Nord, consists of two adjacent structural cubes at a slight offset which leave a lasting impression due to their unique facade design.

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