Civil and Structural engineering

Software Selection

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 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 and wall 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          
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                 
I N T E R A C T I V E  M O D A L  D Y N A M I C S 
(for multiple loading events in multiple directions)
Seismic analysis  (time domain)                      
Moving loads  (time domain)                      
Moving mass and moving sprung mass (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              

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