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DHS SAFETY Act Designation

On July 24, 2008 Applied Science International’s Extreme Loading® for Structures software was assigned “Designation Status” for Anti-Terrorism under the SAFETY Act by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) – “provides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies – whether they are products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections.” For more details, see the SAFETY Act Final Rule.

Extreme Loading Technology is based on Applied Science International’s (ASI) implementation of the Applied Element Method (AEM), a breakthrough analysis method which automatically simulates crack initiation, separation of materials, and collision of materials closer to reality than any other structural analysis technology.  Extreme Loading for Structures (ELS) is a one of a kind tool currently used for physical security assessments, advanced structural engineering applications including blast analysis, progressive collapse analysis, seismic analysis, forensic analysis, performance based design, and demolition planning and prediction.

ELS can be used to analyze a wide variety of structures including bridges, towers, and sports arenas; a broad range of building materials; and different phases of structural design.  ELS visuals allow first responders to become integral participants in the development of threat scenarios for crisis management planning.  The software aids in the design, analysis, protection, retrofit and demolition of structures, and it is the only structural analysis tool that provides the capability to simulate everything from a local failure to the global response of the structure.  Read the Special Report addressing ASI’s technology issued by the Homeland Defense Journal and titled “Changing the Known Built World.”

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The Safety Act “Designation” is pursuant to 6 U.S.C. § 441-444 (the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002, or “SAFETY Act”) and 6 C.F.R. Part 25 (Regulations to Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies)