Software Products

LUSAS finite element analysis software is available in LT, Standard or Plus versions dependent upon the software product. Each product is designed for use by engineers in particular industries.

  • LT versions are suitable for linear static analysis of structural frames and grillages. 
  • Standard versions of software are suitable for everyday linear static and linear dynamic analysis. 
  • Plus versions allow for more advanced analyses to be undertaken and include an extended advanced high-performance element library. 

The analysis capabilities of the standard and plus versions of all LUSAS software products can be extended further by using Nonlinear, Dynamic, Thermal/Field, Fast Solvers and other product options.


For Bridge Engineering

LUSAS Bridge LT / LUSAS Bridge / LUSAS Bridge plus

LUSAS Bridge software is used for all types of bridge design, analysis and assessment from simple grillages through to complex cable stayed and suspension structures. It has an unrivalled range of analysis facilities for linear static, fundamental frequency, seismic, dynamic, soil-structure interaction, large deflection, staged construction, creep, prestress, post tensioning and fatigue analysis.


For Structural Engineering

LUSAS Civil & Structural LT / LUSAS Civil & Structural / LUSAS Civil & Structural plus  

LUSAS Civil & Structural software is used on all types of structures from buildings, grandstands and towers through to dams, docks and tunnels.It has comprehensive facilities for all types of civil and structural analysis including linear, nonlinear, staged construction, soil-structure interaction, creep, prestress, post tensioning, seismic, blast, buckling, impact, fire and fatigue analysis.


For Composites Engineering

LUSAS Composite plus (Only available as a plus version)

LUSAS Composite has advanced shell and solid composite elements for all types of composite engineering. It allows easy definition and visualisation of layups, and accurate delamination and failure modelling using a variety of industry standard failure criteria.

LUSAS HPM (High Precision Moulding)

LUSAS HPM software allows design engineers to extract master model and tooling surfaces "right first time" ensuring that correctly sized post-cure components are obtained without iterative guesswork. Its use can shorten product development cycles and significantly speed-up time-to-market.


For Mechanical Engineering

LUSAS Analyst / LUSAS Analyst plus

LUSAS Analyst is used in the automotive, aerospace, defence, manufacturing and general mechanical industries. It is used for general engineering analysis and has highly regarded nonlinear and contact capabilities for solving all types of linear static, nonlinear, dynamic and thermal engineering problem, including thermal/mechanical coupling.


For Academic / Research Use

LUSAS Academic

LUSAS Academic is for use only by educational establishments for teaching purposes and research. By using the software protection device and licence key supplied, the full licenced version allows access to any LUSAS commercial product, access to most LUSAS analysis product options, with no restriction on model size.


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Any modelling and analysis capabilities described on this page are dependent upon the LUSAS software product and version in use.