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Impact Analysis

Using Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) software, structural engineers can perform analysis on structures that have been or may be impacted by objects such as vehicles. ELS is built around the Applied Element Method (AEM) of analysis, the only method that automatically calculates crack initiation, propagation and separation of elements.

Impact Analysis Features Include:

  • Modeling and simulation of structural and non-structural component behavior due to impact.
  • Debris and glass fragment velocity and dispersion can be assessed allowing Engineers to determine risk zones and stand-off distances.


  Related Links for Impact Analysis:
Impact Analysis using ELS
Impact Analysis using Extreme Loading for Structures Software

Extreme Loading® for Structures Version 3.1 Features

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