CivilFEM® with ANSYS®

"The Most Comprehensive Civil Engineering Simulation Software"

Introduction - General Features, Technical Capabilities

CivilFEM with ANSYS products address the unique concerns of structural simulation, providing all the power of ANSYS capabilities-as well as all CivilFEM specialized features-in order to deliver the highest-quality, most reliable structural simulation results available.

Structural Analysis Types:

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  • Static analysis
  • Dynamic analysis
    • Modal analysis (Damped and Prestressed)
    • Transient Linear and Non-Linear
    • Harmonic Response
    • Response Spectrum
  • Buckling
    • Linear
    • Non-linear

Geometric Nonlinearity:

  • Large Strain
  • Large Deflection
  • Stress Stiffening
  • Spin Softening

Material Nonlinearity:

  • Isotropic Hardening Plasticity
  • Kinematic Hardening Plasticity
  • Combined Kinematic and Isotropic Hardening
  • Hyperelasticity
  • Viscoplasticity & Visco elasticity
  • Creep and Shrinkage
  • Swelling
  • Temperature-dependent properties
  • Pressure-dependent plasticity (Drucker-Prager)

Non-Linear Elements:

  • Cables and Compression only Spars
  • Contact Elements with Friction
    • Surface-to-surface
    • Node-to-surface
    • Node-to-node
  • Pretension element
  • Control (switching) elements
  • Cracking and crushing solids
  • Element birth and death (Construction sequence process)
  • Non-linear beams
  • Non-linear springs
  • Non-linear solid reinforced concrete element

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  • Design and Topological optimization
  • Parametric simulation

Additional Features

  • ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL)
    • Macros
    • Parametric modelling
    • Arrays parameters, do-loop features
  • Cyclic symmetric analysis
  • Adaptative meshing

Other civil unique capabilities:

  • “A priori” smart load combination (it's not necessary to make all combinations)
  • Automatic generation of Beam Cross Section and analysis based on a Finite Element solid model.
  • Cross section capture and “tessalation” features in Prep and Postprocessor
  • Checking & Design according to most international codes
  • Shell Reinforcement checking & Design
  • Check steel CLASS 4 sections (slender sections) against local buckling
  • Automatic seismic spectral analysis
  • CivilFEM specialized module features (more than 300)
    • Geotechnical
    • Bridges and civil nonlinearities
    • Advanced Prestressed concrete

Download: Capabilities brochure (PDF - 2.5 Mb)

Got a question? Interested in knowing more?

To obtain more information CivilFEM with ANSYS products please contact:
Rob Atchutuni
1800 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road
Rochester, New York 14623
fax 585-272-7201
Send email to Rob Atchutuni

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