We’re happy to announce the release of the latest version of our advanced nonlinear dynamic structural analysis software, Extreme Loading for Structures (ELS), Version 8.0!  ELS is used by structural engineers and researchers around the world to study the effects of blast, progressive collapse, wind, earthquake, projectile impact, and other extreme loads on structures.

This new version of Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) reinforces the fact that ELS is a practical easy-to-use structural analysis software program created for practicing engineers who have complex projects with non-traditional load cases. The majority of the new features provided in ELS Version 8 are advanced modeling and postprocessing features proposed by software users who wanted additional tools to help them create and solve more complex models. Additional features have been added to provide ease-of-use and versatility for everyday projects.

Log into your ASI Portal Account or contact your ASI sales representative to download the new version. Below is a sampling of What’s New, for a complete list of new features download our What’s New in ELS 8.0 Brochure or the Full ELS 8.0 Features Brochure.

What’s New in ELS 8.0:

  • Static OpenFoam Loads
  • Synchronous Dynamic OpenFoam Loads
  • Start Analysis from Blast Arrival Time
  • Modeling of Complex Brick Systems
  • Output for Contact Forces & Spring Temperature
  • Nonlinear Materials with Thermal Expansion Coefficients & Reinforcement Bending Ratio

For a complete list of new features download our What’s New in ELS 8.0 Brochure.

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