LUSAS Bridge Software Product Versions

By: Lusas  11-11-2011
Keywords: Software Product, Fatigue Analysis, Frequency Analysis

Software Product Versions

LUSAS Bridge software is available in 3 software product versions with additional software options available for purchase to meet your particular needs. 

  • Bridge LT is suitable for linear static analysis of structural frames and grillages. 
  • Bridge is suitable for everyday linear static and linear dynamic analysis using beams, shells, solids and joints.
  • Bridge plus includes an extended advanced high-performance element library which allows for more advanced analyses to be undertaken.

All software is fully integrated and upgradeable. 

Software Options

Software options are available for some of these products and are listed at the bottom of the detailed specification listings for each product.

Which product and which options do I need?

3
2 LUSAS Bridge
plus
1 LUSAS Bridge
LUSAS Bridge LT
for frame analysis for general analysis for advanced analysis
For structural frames and grillages, permitting:

For all types of general analysis with beam, shell, solid and joint elements. Includes all of the elements, material models, modelling, analysis and results processing capabilities of LUSAS Bridge LT, permitting:

  • linear static analysis

  • linear buckling

  • natural frequency analysis

  • linear dynamics including forced response

  • interactive modal dynamics (IMD)

  • fatigue analysis


  • advanced IMD analysis (IMD Plus)*

  • vehicle load optimisation*

  • use of fast solvers*

* when used with the appropriate software option(s)

Includes all of the elements, material models, modelling, analysis and results  capabilities of LUSAS Bridge and has an extended advanced element set permitting:
  • nonlinear analysis*
  • dynamic analysis*
  • thermal / field analysis*
  • heat of hydration analysis*
  • advanced IMD analysis (IMD Plus)*
  • rail track analysis*
  • vehicle load optimisation*
  • use of fast solvers*

* when used with the appropriate software option(s)

** when used with the appropriate product option

Compatibility of LUSAS Bridge software

Model and results files created by a lower product version can be viewed and edited by a higher product version. Model and results files created in a higher product version can be opened for viewing or editing in a lower product version provided the model contains only those elements and analysis options supported by the lower version.

Keywords: Bridge Software, Fatigue Analysis, Frame Analysis, Frequency Analysis, Processing Capabilities, Software Product, Static Analysis,

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