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ASE Extension

 

ASE - 3D Finite Element Analysis

The finite element analysis of 3D structures is a standard task for engineers. With SOFiSTiK's flagship ASE the engineer is has a very powerful tool to analyze even the most complex structures. ASE systems are entered via a CAD environment.
Depending on the ASE extension one has, it is possible to use it for Building-, Steel-, Tunnel- and Bridge Design and also for post-tensioned and composite structures.

 

Elements

 

  • Quadrilateral plate elements (quad)
  • Membrane elements
  • Volume elements
  • Non-linear contact/bedding element
  • Layered quad-elements
  • Piles
  • Beams/trusses
  • Cables incl. catenary effects
  • Non-linear springs
  • Line/surface bedding
  • Semi-space elements
  • External stiffnes
  • Substructures 

Analysis

 

  • Theory I/II/III Order
  • Cable: catenary effects
  • Non-linear stress-strain for metallic materials
  • Non-linear stress-strain for RC
  • User-defined non-linear stress-strain
  • General plastification for volume elements
  • Tension stiffening effects
  • Elastic and plastic buckling analysis
  • Load capacity
  • Time step method
  • Torsional warping effects  
  • Naturals Eigenvalues, -frequencies
  • Construction stages
  • Time dependent effects (c+s)
                            

ASE Extensions

ASE Basic

Linear analysis and RC-design of 3D structures incl. superpositioning of forces.  

ASE 1

Construction stages, extended SLS checks, volume elements, natural Eigenfrequencies

ASE 2

Non-linear beams (cracked section), theory 2nd order (beams), pile elements, non-linear bedding, time-step method

ASE 3

Theory 3rd order, buckling, catenary effects, membrane elements

ASE 4

Non-linear plate elements (cracked/plastified section), non-linear soil models