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Blast Design & Analysis

Using Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) software, structural engineers can design and analyze a structure subjected to blast loads with full 3-D nonlinear dynamic analysis. The results allow users to visualize in 3D how the building or different structural components inside the building will behave under the prescribed conditions. Moreover, because ELS is based on the Applied Element Method (AEM), engineers can visualize the after-blast effect of the resultant debris and its effect on other structural components, creating a “true damage” picture of the occurrence.

Blast & Explosion Analysis Features:

  • Automated blast pressure loading curves from UFC 3-340-02 Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions as well as the ability to import custom pressure time history loads
  • Create stress, strain, kinematic, and pressure contours
  • Obtain velocity and acceleration of flying debris
  • Create internal forces diagrams
  • Automatic plastic hinge formation – User does not need to designate plastic hinges
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