LUSAS Bridge / Bridge plus
LUSAS Bridge is a
world-leading finite element analysis software application for the
analysis, design and assessment of all types of bridge
Whether you need to
carry out a straightforward linear static analysis of a single span
road bridge, a dynamic analysis of a slender architectural steel
movable footbridge, or a detailed geometrically nonlinear staged erection
analysis of a major cable stayed structure involving concrete creep
and shrinkage, LUSAS Bridge provides all the facilities you need.
results processing, viewing and report generation facilities give you
ultimate control over what you plot and print from your analysis. In
short, LUSAS Bridge software handles simple grid/grillage and slab
structures with ease and has a full range of additional software
options and features for more advanced bridge structures.
illustrative uses of the software can be seen by visiting our bridge
engineering case studies page.
Why use LUSAS
- LUSAS Bridge
provides cost-effective structural modelling and analysis
(including soil-structure interaction) of any structure, in one
- Global and local
modelling is feature-based and allows mixing of element types in
the same model.
- Advanced nonlinear
geometry, material and contact modelling.
- The software can be
customised using the LUSAS Programmable Interface.
- Overall, LUSAS is a
long-established and trusted provider to industry leaders, and
LUSAS Technical Support is stated, by its users, to be simply:
"The best in the business."
|For all bridge types:
- Slab decks
- Slab / beam decks
- Composite decks
- Straight or curved
- Masonry arches
- Integral bridges
- Truss bridges
- Ribbon bridges
- Movable bridges
- Cable stayed bridges
- Suspension bridges
- Innovative new design
- Cost-saving re-design
- Load rating and
- When design codes canít
- Development of
- Erection / demolition engineering
LUSAS Bridge is
available in a choice of software
levels; Bridge LT, Bridge, and
Bridge Plus to suit
your analysis needs. Each uses the same Windows user interface, and
has modelling wizards, comprehensive vehicle loading and Smart
Combination facilities for easy and rapid model generation, load
application and combining of loadcase results.
All levels of the
products use the same user interface and terminology, so training costs
can be minimised and users can be introduced to LUSAS at the most
appropriate level for the work they need to do.
There is also full
data compatibility across the product range allowing easy migration of
a model to a more advanced analysis when required without any data
conversion or remodelling.
details list the capabilities of each particular software product.
options extend the finite element capabilities of particular products
according to your needs.
coverage and support
LUSAS software is
marketed and supported globally by LUSAS and also through a network of
distributors and resellers that cover every continent.
Used by thousands of
users, LUSAS is highly regarded in the civil, structural and bridge
engineering industries, as demonstrated by an impressive list of
clients, which include many of the top international consultancies.
LUSAS is also used extensively by government agencies, local
authorities and smaller to medium-size consultants, many of whom find
that the advanced analysis facilities not only expand their
capabilities but also give them a competitive edge.
research institutions throughout the world use the academic version of
LUSAS, which provides a steady supply of proficient LUSAS users to
support your use of the software in your industry.