Applications of the Applied Element Method (AEM)

Structural Vulnerability Assessment

Due to the nature of extreme loads resulting from blasts, impacts, seismic events and progressive collapse, large amounts of structural damage can usually be expected. This damage cannot be studied solely as the initial loading type; the user must also be able to additionally consider the secondary effects of the failing elements on other parts of the structure. Using the Applied Element Method (AEM), structural engineers perform more complete structural vulnerability assessments through all stages of loading. More About Structural Vulnerability Assessment…

Forensic Engineering

Forensic engineering analysis is the study of materials, products, structures and/or components that fail or do not operate/function as intended. These failures or malfunctions can cause costly personal injury and damage to property. The Applied Element Method (AEM) can accurately analyze the same materials, products, structures and/or components through their different loading stages beginning from their linear elastic stage until element separation and collision with another elements. More About Forensic Structural Engineering…

Performance Based Design

Performance based design is one of engineering’s most rapidly emerging fields. Subsequent to this growth in performance based design, the need for the accurate modeling of structural response becomes paramount, both in the linear and non-linear range. The Applied Element Method (AEM) empowers engineers to analyze their designs using a fully nonlinear analysis method to analyze a structure’s response to loads with an increased degree of precision. More About Performance Based Design…

Demolition Analysis

Demolition Analysis prior to the demolition and/or deconstruction buildings is becoming increasingly important. The Applied Element Method (AEM) is the optimally suited for this type of analysis as it is the only method that can automatically simulate and analyze the debris resulting from a demolition and predict the effect on neighboring structures. More About Demolition Analysis…

Glass Performance Analysis

When subjected to blasts, impacts, seismic events or other loading scenarios, glass performance becomes extremely important relevant to the safety and protection of people and property. Whether the use of glass is structural or non-structural, accurate assessment of possible loading scenarios is necessary to provide the highest level of security and peace of mind for occupants. More About Glass Performance Analysis…

Visual Effects

When it comes to creating amazing destruction effects for film and television you can bet time, money and realism are traditionally the biggest concerns for the visual effects industry. Current methods of creating destruction effects can often be time consuming, costly and sometimes just don’t add up. More About Visual Effects…

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