Earthquake Pounding Effect on Adjacent Reinforced Concrete Buildings

This paper investigates the pounding different structural systems during earthquakes and their effects on adjacent buildings.  Non-linear dynamic analysis is performed using Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) to study the behavior including base shear, bending...

Numerical Investigation of the Collapse of the Minnesota I-35W Bridge

The I-35 Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota catastrophically failed during the evening rush hour on August 1, 2007, collapsing to the river and riverbanks beneath. In the years prior to the collapse, several reports cited problems with the...

USACE Infrastructure Systems Conference 2011

Going to the US Army Corps Infrastructure Systems Conference in Atlanta, GA? Visit ASI at Booth #306 to learn how you can save time & money throughout the structural performance lifecycle with ASI’s practical solutions from design-to-demolition. Structural...

ASI Launches Extreme Loading® for Structures – Version 3.0

Applied Science International, LLC announced the launch of Extreme Loading for Structures Version 3.0.  Extreme Loading® for Structures Software (ELS®) is based on the Applied Element Method (AEM) of analysis, the only method of analysis that automatically calculates...

ASI Obtains Safety Act Designation for Anti-Terrorism

On July 24, 2008 Applied Science International’s Extreme Loading® for Structures software was assigned Designation Status for Anti-Terrorism under the SAFETY Act by the Department of Homeland Security. The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act...