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Karamba is a parametric structural engineering tool which provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames and shells.

Current Version: 1.2.2 (October 6 2016)

Location: Vienna
Members: 791
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

karamba is an interactive, parametric finite element program. It lets you analyze the response of 3-dimensional beam and shell structures under arbitrary loads.

karamba is being developed by Clemens Preisinger in cooperation with Bollinger-Grohmann-Schneider ZTGmbH Vienna.

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downloads, manual: or

examples (for Karamba 1.2.2):

update report/known bugs:

Here a beam structure based on stream-lines with bending moments:


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Discussion Forum

Truss Column 3 Replies

Hi,I am trying to create a truss column without bending moments in which the diagonals and the horizontals will be pinned in the two big vertical lines of the column. I used Karamba joint-agent in…Continue

Started by Olympios Grigoriadis. Last reply by karamba 14 hours ago.

distrubuted Load analysis for a handle within a shell 2 Replies

Hi I am new to Karamba (just downloaded) and before attempting to use it I would like to know if my requirements will be met by Karamba. I am hoping one of the more advanced users of Karamba can…Continue

Started by Rob Geyer. Last reply by Rob Geyer yesterday.

Compatibles nodes in Karamba 3 Replies

Hello everyone, I am trying to calculate a double layer grid shell in Karamba and I don’t know how to model compatibles nodes between bars. What I mean with compatibles nodes is that i am searching…Continue

Started by GeorgianaU. Last reply by karamba Jul 19.

icd bending mockups 4 Replies

Hello,Is it possible with karamba to analyze such setup as the following found in ICD work and papers?…Continue

Started by ng5 Alex. Last reply by ng5 Alex Jul 18.

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Comment by Guido Maciocci on July 8, 2011 at 12:05pm
hello... just installed the latest build but the icons on my GH shelf are not showing up, only in the drop down lists. normal?
Comment by stjackin on July 8, 2011 at 2:58am

thanks for your reply.hope it will be as powerful as the general fea software, such as sap& midas. good job. i am learning it now.

Comment by karamba on July 7, 2011 at 12:55am
Karamba is an interactive finite element program for frames and trusses.
Comment by stjackin on July 6, 2011 at 11:24pm

is this addon something like sap2000 component? for frame structure ?


Comment by Robert Vier on June 9, 2011 at 4:22pm

A simple definition using the 'BESO' and 'resulting element forces' - components of the latest release to evolve a topology and get evenly distributed axial stress.



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