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LUSAS Bridge products

Which software version and software options do I need?

This table provides some examples of the LUSAS Bridge software product version and additional software options that are required to carry out the modelling or analysis types shown. It is not a comprehensive list of the modelling or analysis capabilities of these products. To discuss and confirm the software product and software option combination needed for your particular analysis requirements please contact your local distributor.

Example of a modelling or analysis type to be carried out

Software product version required

Additional software
option to be purchased

( N O  O P T I O N S  R E Q U I R E D )
Linear static analysis
(2D/3D frames, grillages)


Linear static analysis 
(shells, solids, joints)
Eigenvalue analysis                  
Linear buckling analysis                  
Linear cable tuning analysis                  
Seismic analysis 
(frequency domain)
Interactive Modal Dynamics 
(time and frequency) for a single loading event in a single direction
Fatigue analysis                  
RC slab design                  

N O N L I N E A R  
Nonlinear buckling analysis                  
Large deformation modelling                  
Contact modelling                  
Nonlinear materials                  
Concrete cracking                  
Nonlinear dynamics analysis                
Lift-off supports  
Staged construction 
(Load factor or manual step)

Staged construction 
(Time based control)


Creep / shrinkage modelling    
Soil Structure Interaction                  
Modelling cables in tension or compression only                  
Viscous dampers  
* This is optional according to the analysis type used.

D Y N A M I C S  
Linear transient dynamics      
Nonlinear transient dynamics    
Nonlinear impact    

I N T E R A C T I V E  M O D A L  D Y N A M I C S multiple loading events in multiple directions
Seismic analysis 
(time domain)
Moving loads 
(time domain)

H E A T  O F  H Y D R A T I O N 
Heat of hydration modelling    

T H E R M A L / F I E L D  
Steady state thermal        
Temperature dependent materials * *      
Thermal radiation      
Semi-coupled thermal analysis      
Fully-coupled thermal analysis      
Transient thermal analysis     
* A nonlinear or a dynamic option must be used.

V E H I C L E   L O A D I N G 
Vehicle load optimisation



R A I L  T R A C K  A N A L Y S I S  
Track/Structure interaction analysis to UIC-774-3         

C O M P O S I T E  D E C K  D E S I G N  
Steel and Composite Deck Design to Eurocodes  

Requires Steel and Composite Deck Designer option

F A S T E R  S O L U T I O N S  
Faster solution times     

Example of a modelling or analysis type to be carried out

Software product version required Additional software option 

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Software Information

  Bridge / Bridge plus
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green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Geotechnical / Soil-structure modelling
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  Bridge LT
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  Choosing Software
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  Software Options
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  Case Studies
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  Additional Information
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Linear and nonlinear buckling analysis
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Curved girder analysis
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Integral or jointless bridges
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Post-tensioning
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Concrete modelling
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  General information
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