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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, analysis or design types shown. It is not a comprehensive list of the 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.

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Software product version required

Software option required to be purchased

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

( N O  S O F T W A R E  O P T I O N S  R E Q U I R E D )                            
Linear static analysis
(2D/3D frames, bars, beams, 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                        
Design code-based load combinations                      
F A S T E R  S O L U T I O N S  
Faster solution times  1          
V E H I C L E   L O A D I N G 
Vehicle and train (rail) load optimisation


S T E E L  F R A M E  D E S I G N 
Steelwork design checks to supported design codes               
R C  F R A M E   D E S I G N 
RC member design checks to supported design codes                 
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  
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 / shrinkage modelling            
Soil Structure Interaction                        
Modelling cables in tension or compression only                        
Viscous dampers (see note 1)          
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           3 3    
Thermal radiation              
Semi-coupled thermal analysis              
Fully-coupled thermal analysis              
Transient thermal analysis             
H E A T  O F  H Y D R A T I O N  /  H Y G R O - T H E R M A L
Heat of hydration modelling              
Hygro-thermal/structural analysis              
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               

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


Software product version required

Software option required to be purchased


  1. This software option is included for new orders

  2. This is optional according to the analysis type used.

  3. A nonlinear or a dynamic option must be used.

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Software Information

  Bridge / Bridge plus
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Software overview
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green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Advanced elements, materials and solvers
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green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Staged construction modelling
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Geotechnical / Soil-structure modelling
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Analysis and design
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Design code facilities
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Viewing results
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  Bridge LT
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  Choosing Software
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green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) LUSAS Bridge LT
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) LUSAS Bridge
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) LUSAS Bridge Plus
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Software selection
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Software options

green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Videos
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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
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Interactive Modal Dynamics
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) LUSAS Programmable Interface (LPI)

  Example applications
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Footbridge design
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Rail solutions
green_arrow.gif (94 bytes) Soil-Structure Interaction Modelling

  General information
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