Academic / research use

LUSAS Academic

(For academic users only)

LUSAS Academic software is used by universities and colleges worldwide for finite element research and teaching / training purposes. 

What do I get?

  • A fully functional version with no limit on problem size
  • State-of-the-art finite element technology from one of the world's leading suppliers
  • An easy to use graphical user interface for Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Extensive customisation capabilities through the LUSAS Programmable Interface
  • Special interfaces for researchers to incorporate their own research work
  • Collaborative research opportunities with LUSAS.
  • Reduced rates on scheduled LUSAS training courses (when available).
  • Worked examples to help students understand the fundamentals of finite element analysis
  • An additional free Teaching / Training version of LUSAS to distribute freely to your students

Analysis Capabilities

  • By using the software protection device and licence key supplied, the full licenced version allows access to the following software products and options:

Software products: LUSAS Analyst, LUSAS Bridge, LUSAS Civil & Structural, LUSAS Composite

Software options: Fast Solvers, IMD Plus, Nonlinear, Dynamics, Thermal/Field, Heat of Hydration.

Media and Documentation

  • The LUSAS Academic software kit is supplied with two DVDs; one for installation of the full licenced version, and one which can be freely distributed to students for teaching purposes.
  • LUSAS manuals are supplied in PDF form for direct printing.

A Free Teaching / Training Version

  • With every order for LUSAS Academic you will also receive a free copy of the Teaching / Training version of LUSAS which you can freely distribute to students. This, together with the step-by-step worked examples available, is ideal for teaching fundamentals of FE analysis.
  • The Teaching / Training version is a fully functional copy of the software but with limitations on the size of problem that can be done.
  • With a student licence key the Teaching / Training version will now run analysis problems up to the following limits:
Nodes Points Elements Degrees of Freedom Loadcases
1000 200 500 3000 20
  • The DVD (or download version) contains on-line help and all manuals in PDF form for direct printing.
  • Extra copies of the Teaching / Training DVD and printed copies of the examples manuals are available for a nominal cost.

Technical Support

  • LUSAS Academic is available supported or unsupported. If the support option is included, full Technical Support for each site licence is provided through a single named university contact.

Terms and Conditions



Which LUSAS product and which software options are available?

2 LUSAS Academic
1 LUSAS Academic
LUSAS Academic LT
not available for general analysis not available

Allows for advanced analyses to be undertaken with any LUSAS software product.

Includes all available elements, including an extended advanced high-performance element library, material models, and provides access to the modelling, analysis and results  capabilities permitted by the included software options.

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

And allows use of these software options:

  • Fast solvers

  • Advanced Interactive Modal Dynamics (IMD Plus)

  • Nonlinear analysis

  • Dynamic analysis

  • Thermal / Field analysis

  • Heat of hydration analysis


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Any modelling, design and analysis capabilities described are dependent upon the LUSAS software product, version and option in use.