Virtual Shake Table

Full Structural Model – Advanced Results – Design Optimization Extreme Loading® for Structures Software (ELS) a nonlinear dynamic structural analysis tool, gives users the ideal virtual environment to accelerate the research performed on shake tables, opening...

Reduce Your Assumptions – Improve Your Results

Efficient – Cost Effective – Performance Based Design Extreme Loading® for Structures Software (ELS) is the ideal nonlinear dynamic structural analysis tool to study the behavior of structures due to seismic, wind, progressive collapse, and blast. The tool allows...

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...