REDUCE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS - IMPROVE YOUR RESULTS

Model reinforcement, steel sections, and prestressing details commonly assumed or neglected to be fully integrated into the model with ease, providing significant improvements to the model and its results.

VIRTUAL SHAKE TABLE

Accelerate the research performed on shake tables with full scale virtual that can predict local and global failure, opening the door to substantial design improvements, and moving shake tables to validation, post optimization.

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PROTECT AGAINST STRUCTURAL FAILURE

Applied loads are virtually unlimited and may be sequenced in a multi-hazard approach with staged loading to simulate repeated or a chain of events, including earthquakes, fire, blast, impact, tsunami, high wind, and progressive collapse.

TRUE BRICK & MORTAR

Extreme Loading® for Structures Software (ELS) offers a new advanced level of nonlinear dynamic structural analysis, which allows users efficiently to study structural failure from any number of actual or possible extreme events. Unlike traditional FEM software, users can easily model masonry structures with all as-built and as-damaged details, including both brick and mortar as separate materials. Users can also model complete reinforcement details, prestressing, retrofitting, damage, corrosion, cracks, and material weakening.

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INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH PERFORMANCE BASED DESIGN

ELS provides an economic nonlinear dynamic structural analysis solution for use in performance based design allowing users to efficiently model and analyze structures.ults

HIGHRISE SECURITY

Extreme Loading® for Structures Software (ELS) offers a new advanced level of nonlinear dynamic structural analysis, which allows users efficiently to study structural failure from any number of actual or possible extreme events. Unlike traditional FEM software, users can easily model high-rise structures composed of reinforced concrete, steel composite and other structures with all as-built and as-damaged details.

Extreme Loading® for Structures Software or ELS, is an advanced non-linear structural analysis software tool designed specifically for structural engineers. ELS allows structural engineers to study the 3D behavior of structures through both the continuum and discrete stages of loading. This includes static and dynamic loads such as those generated by blast, seismic events, impact, progressive collapse, and wind. Unlike many structural analysis software tools which are based on the Finite Element Method (FEM), ELS utilizes a non-linear solver based on the Applied Element Method (AEM). This allows ELS is to automatically analyze structural behavior during elastic and inelastic modes including the automatic yielding of reinforcement, detection and generation of plastic hinges, buckling & post-buckling, crack propagation, membrane action & P-Delta effect, and separation of elements. The resulting debris and impacts with structural elements are also automatically analyzed and stress redistribution is inherently calculated.

Economic Performance Base Design

ELS provides an economic nonlinear dynamic structural analysis solution for use in performance based design allowing users to efficiently model and analyze structures.

Reduced Assumptions Improves Results

Model reinforcement, steel sections, and prestressing details commonly assumed or neglected to be fully integrated into the model with ease, providing significant improvements to the model and its results.

Prevent Structural Failure

Applied loads are virtually unlimited and may be sequenced in a multi-hazard approach with staged loading to simulate repeated or a chain of events, including earthquakes, fire, blast, impact, tsunami, high wind, and progressive collapse.

Virtual Shake Table

Accelerate the research performed on shake tables with full scale virtual that can predict local and global failure, opening the door to substantial design improvements, and moving shake tables to validation, post optimization.

Extreme Loading Technology

Extreme Loading® Technology is designed around the Applied Element Method (AEM) of analysis which is capable of performing linear and non-linear analysis that follows the behavior of structures through separation, collision, and collapse…

Applications of Extreme Loading for Structures

Never before, have structural engineers had a structural analysis software tool that is capable of fully analyzing structures under extreme loads.  Until now Finite Element (FEM) based software analysis tools have been limited by their inability…