Progressive collapse (aka: Disproportionate Collapse) occurs when a local failure spreads throughout a structure from element to element, eventually resulting in the collapse of either the entire structure or a disproportionately large part of it. Progressive collapse is caused by an abnormal or extreme loading event, typically due to accidental impact, faulty construction, foundational failure, or violent changes in air pressure (ie: Blast).
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Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) is an advanced non-linear dynamic structural analysis software tool designed with the practicing structural engineer in mind. ELS allows structural engineers to study the 3D behavior of structures through both the continuum and discrete stages of loading.
Applied Science International, LLC (ASI) creates tools for structural engineers, architects, and researchers for the design and analysis of increasingly sophisticated structures and the loading scenarios that beset them. ASI offers training and structural engineering support services that meet the exacting requirements of this changing world.