Extreme Loading for Structures is one of the software we use daily at Blast Solutions et Associés for our blast engineering studies. It helps us quantify the effects of a terrorist or accidental explosion on a structure, and we can then show its consequences to my clients with the Extreme Loading Results Viewer. ELS then enables me to design potential reinforcements for the exposed structure without going through long and expensive field tests. This process is made even easier by the software’s user-friendliness and by the fact that the GUI can be customized. Thus, the version of ELS I am using is unique because I can enhance my workflow.
I have been using ELS software for the past six months for my PhD research on the progressive collapse analysis of reinforced concrete buildings. I have found that the software is very efficient and reliable. The technical support is excellent and I have always answers to my questions, which has helped me to explore the full capability of the software and to advance in my research. I recommend this software both for research and practical applications for the performance of buildings subjected to blast loads.