Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) software allows structural engineers to accurately analyze and visualize progressive (disproportionate) collapse resulting from extreme loading conditions including: earthquake loads, severe wind loads, blast loads, dynamic loads and impact loads. Engineers can also determine a structures vulnerability to progressive collapse by creating multiple event scenarios which will simulate the failure of different components so as to determine whether the resulting collapse will be partial or complete. ELS is the only software available that can be used by structural engineers to fully analyze progressive collapse scenarios easily following progressive collapse procedures. This is because ELS is built around the Applied Element Method (AEM) of analysis, the only method that automatically calculates crack initiation, propagation and separation of elements.
Advantages of using ELS for Progressive Collapse Analysis:
Progressive Collapse Features: