Once upon a Time in Italy: The Tale of the Morandi Bridge

Once upon a Time in Italy: The Tale of the Morandi Bridge

On 14 August 2018 at 11:35 AM, a relevant portion (about 243 m) of the viaduct over the Polcevera river in Genoa collapsed, killing 43 people. The bridge was designed in the early 1960s by Riccardo Morandi, a well-known Italian engineer, and opened to the public in...
Opening Plenary Speaker at the Forensic Engineering 8th Congress

Opening Plenary Speaker at the Forensic Engineering 8th Congress

Dr. Ahmed Amir Khalil, PhD, PE, Structural Consultant at Applied Science International, LLC (ASI)  will be delivering the Opening Plenary Speech at the Forensic Engineering 8th Congress in Austin, Texas from 8:30AM-10:00AM on Friday November 30th, 2018. His address...
Research & Practice on Progressive Collapse & Robustness of Buildings

Research & Practice on Progressive Collapse & Robustness of Buildings

Extreme events (i.e. terrorist attacks, vehicle impacts, explosions, etc.) often cause local damage to building structures and pose a serious threat when one or more vertical load-bearing components fail, leading to the progressive collapse of the entire structure or...
Extreme Loading for Structures – Version 6.0 Released!

Extreme Loading for Structures – Version 6.0 Released!

We’re happy to announce the release of our Advanced Structural Analysis Software, Extreme Loading for Structures (ELS) Version 6.0!  ELS is used by structural engineers and researchers around the world to study the effects of blast, progressive collapse, wind,...