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LUSAS Civil & Structural products 

Which software version and software options do I need to buy?

This table provides some examples of the LUSAS Civil & Structural software product version and additional software options that are required to carry out the modelling, analysis or design types shown. It is not a comprehensive list of the capabilities of these software products. 

To discuss and confirm the software product and software option combination needed for your particular requirements please contact your local distributor.

Example of a modelling, analysis or design type to be carried out

Software product version required

Additional software
option required


( 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
                     
Prestress/post-tensioning                      
Fatigue analysis                      
RC slab design                      
Design code-based load combinations                      

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

S T E E L  D E S I G N  
Steelwork design checking to supported design codes                  

V E H I C L E   L O A D I N G  Not available for Civil & Structural software products
Vehicle load optimisation    

 

       

C O M P O S I T E  D E C K  D E S I G N   Not available for Civil & Structural software products
Steel and Composite Deck Design to Eurocodes

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)
                   

N O N L I N E A R  
Nonlinear buckling analysis                      
Nonlinear cable tuning                      
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 / shrinakge 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          

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           
Heat of hydration modelling            
* A nonlinear or a dynamic option must be used.

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

R A I L  T R A C K  A N A L Y S I S   Not available for Civil & Structural software products
Track/Structure interaction analysis to UIC-774-3                   

Example of a modelling, analysis or design type to be carried out

  Software product version required

Additional software option 
required

 


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