Engineering analysis and design software
Bridge design and engineering

Software Specification

LUSAS Bridge software products

LUSAS Bridge software is available in three software product levels with additional software options available for purchase to meet your particular needs. 

  • Bridge LT is suitable for linear static analysis of structural frames and grillages. 
  • Bridge is suitable for linear static and linear modal dynamic analysis using beams, plates, shells, solids and more.
  • Bridge plus allows for more advanced analyses to be undertaken with additional advanced high-performance elements.

All software is fully integrated and easily upgradeable. 

LUSAS Bridge software product
Element set LT Standard Plus
2D/3D line elements (bars, beams, grillage, others)
2D/3D surface / volume elements (plates, shells, solids, others)  
Advanced high-performance elements    
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= Element set is included in this software product.

The analysis capabilities of LT, Standard and Plus versions can be extended by using software options.


Which LUSAS Bridge product and which software options do I need?

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LUSAS Bridge LT
for frame analysis for general analysis for advanced analysis
For structural frames and grillages.

Allows for:

  • Linear static analysis

Includes these software options for new orders:

  • Fast solvers
  • Vehicle load optimisation

And when used with these purchased software options also allows:

  • Steel frame design
  • RC frame design
  • Steel and composite deck design to Eurocodes

For all types of general analysis with beam, shell, solid and joint elements.

Includes all of the elements, material models, modelling, analysis and results processing capabilities of LUSAS Bridge LT

Allows for:

  • Linear static analysis

  • Linear buckling

  • Natural frequency / eigen analysis

  • Linear dynamics including forced response

  • Interactive modal dynamics analysis (IMD)

  • Fatigue analysis

  • Linear cable tuning analysis


Includes these software options for new orders:

  • Fast solvers
  • Vehicle load optimisation

And when used with these purchased software options also allows:

  • Steel frame design
  • RC frame design
  • Steel and composite deck design to Eurocodes
  • Advanced Interactive Modal Dynamics (IMD Plus)

Allows for more advanced analyses to be undertaken.

Includes all of the elements, material models, modelling, analysis and results  capabilities of LUSAS Bridge

Includes an extended advanced high-performance element library. 

Allows for:

  • Linear static analysis

  • Linear buckling

  • Natural frequency / eigen analysis

  • Linear dynamics including forced response

  • Interactive modal dynamics analysis (IMD)

  • Fatigue analysis

  • Linear cable tuning analysis


Includes these software options for new orders:

  • Fast solvers
  • Vehicle load optimisation

And when used with these purchased software options also allows:

  • Steel frame design
  • RC frame design
  • Steel and composite deck design to Eurocodes
  • Advanced Interactive Modal Dynamics (IMD Plus)

  • Nonlinear analysis

  • Dynamic analysis

  • Thermal / Field analysis

  • Heat of hydration analysis

  • Rail track analysis

And when used with the appropriate software option(s).

  • Geotechnical / Soil-structure interaction analysis

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Notes:

  • The detailed specification for each product lists the main features and capabilities of each product.  
  • A table of products and options is also provided to assist with your LUSAS software product and software option selection for a particular modelling or analysis task.

Compatibility of LUSAS Bridge software products

  • Model and results files created by a lower product (such as Bridge LT) can be viewed and edited by a higher product version (such as Bridge). 
  • Model and results files created in a higher product can be opened for viewing or editing in a lower product version provided the model contains only those elements and analysis options supported by the lower product.

Compatibility of LUSAS Bridge software release versions

  • LUSAS model and results data can only be read in a particular software release version when it was written by a version with the same or lower 'major' version (such as V16 or V17), and also the same or lower 'point' release version (such as V15.1 or V15.2).

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Software Information

  Bridge / Bridge plus
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  Bridge LT
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  Choosing Software
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  Additional Information
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  Example applications
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  General information
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