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Extreme Loading® for Structures Software
ASI’s Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) software is the ideal fully nonlinear structural analysis tool to study the behavior of steel, reinforced concrete, and masonry structures against corrosion, seismic, wind, progressive collapse, and blast. ELS will allow users to easily perform static or dynamic analysis with full nonlinear material and geometric behavior from the elastic to plastic stages including cracking, buckling, post-buckling, P-Delta effects, contact, complete element separation, collision, and effects of falling debris. All are automatically accounted for by the solver.
ELS delivers high-end structural analysis found only in “scientific” software tools in an efficient engineer-friendly package by eliminating the need for transition elements, smearing reinforcement, manual placement of plastic hinges, and other time consuming processes and assumptions associated with FEM software of the past. This results in a more detailed analysis and more accurate results in an economical timeframe.
ELS is licensed as a complete package including the modeler, solver and post-processing viewer. Desktop, Network, and Cloud licensing options are available depending on your market.
The modeler included with Extreme Loading® for Structures provides users a comprehensive 3-D modeling tool for rapid and efficient creation of 3-D solid element structural models for nonlinear static or dynamic analysis.
The Applied Element Method (AEM) based solver in Extreme Loading® for Structures is capable of performing automated nonlinear static and dynamic analysis that follows the behavior of structures through separation, collision and collapse.
The ELS Cloud provides users the flexibility of creating models on your local desktop and the solving speed of a high performance computing environment, all on a budget that doesn’t break the bank.
Various static and dynamic loading scenarios can be implemented in ELS. Utilizing its multi-stage sequential loading option, users can create complex loading scenarios quickly and easily.
The frame by frame output viewer in ELS allows users to view simulation data in real-time, perform a number of postprocessing tasks, and create presentation materials in a variety of formats.
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 6 are advanced modeling and post-processing 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.