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LUSAS for Structural and Bridge Applications (North America)

Course Summary

This 3-day course will cover linear static analysis for a variety of structure and bridge types, with reference to the country codes and requirements of delegates on the course. The course will teach useful model building skills and effective ways of viewing and processing results. Automated loading to design codes and rating analysis will be explored and topics including structural idealisation and error diagnosis will also be covered. As well as covering simple training examples, more detailed examples of a skewed and curved girder bridge and a  more complex structure (truss or arch) will also be undertaken. The course is for engineers with some or no prior knowledge of LUSAS.

Please note that limited places are available and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Course Details

Course Type Dates Location Duration Cost (USD) Booking
Custom 13-15 June 2018 Conshohocken, PA, USA 3 days $1750 

Some delegate feedback from recent LUSAS training courses:

  • “This class was excellent and one of the best training courses that I have taken." (Tim E.)

  • “Very good demonstrations/teachers with a good variety of hands on examples.” (Douglas R.)

  • "The instructor was phenomenal! Engaged, energetic, helpful and friendly! Could not have asked for a better one." (Joe K.)

Introduction Course

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of LUSAS, finite element analysis, geometry, attributes, the LUSAS treeview, section property calculators, viewing results, documentation, sources of help.

  • Getting more out of beam models, tapering sections, discrete loads and moving loads, temperature effects, settlement of supports, enveloping and smart combinations, report writer, obtaining natural frequencies.

  • Flat slabs, construction options/ classification, analysis options, isotropic slabs, plate models, grillage analogy, orthotropic slabs, multicellular slabs, shear key / box beam.

  • Beam and slab construction, construction options/ classification, analysis options, mixing elements, ordinary beams with top slab, box beams with top slab

  • 3D modelling, plate girder modelling, CAD import, accuracy of FE analysis, interpolation and mesh refinement, element shapes, mesh patterns, surface and volume meshing.

  • Bridge loading, principles and use of the vehicle load optimisation facility, wheel loads
    As well as simple training examples the following will also be considered, a skewed and curved girder bridge and a more complex structure (truss or arch).


  • Course costs are quoted in US Dollars and include full course documentation, lunch and refreshments. Please advise any special dietary requirements when booking.

  • Discounts may be available for sending more than one delegate from the same organisation. Please contact LUSAS for details.

Computer hardware

  • Please bring your own laptop. We will provide you with the latest version of LUSAS and a temporary access key to use the software for the duration of the course.

Course location(s)

  • Venue to be advised via joining instructions sent no later than two weeks prior to the running of a course.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at those who want to get the most out of LUSAS and those who wish to extend and improve their analysis knowledge and capabilities for bridge engineering applications. Those wanting to add to or complete your continuing Professional Development Hours are especially welcome.

  • Attend the course and get a time-limited Teaching and Training version of LUSAS.

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