|midas FEA is state of the art software which defines a new paradigm for advanced nonlinear and detail analysis for civil and structural engineering applications. It is specialized for refined method analysis, which is required by design codes for complex geometry. midas FEA's unique capabilities make it possible to efficiently model complex structures with plate and solid elements instead of using 1D elements to simplify your model. Thus you will be able to perform local analysis for elements and obtain in-depth and highly accurate calculations that are essential for projects that require refined method analyses.|
High-end projects with complex geometry and loading pose a variety of unique challenges for engineers.
It is essential to use refined analysis methods since conventional methods are not accepted by design codes for these projects.
These difficulties have caused engineers to use finite element software for these analyses.
However, the limited functionality of these programs has caused engineers to typically convert their finite element models into 1D elements in an effort to save time and effort.
This leads to a significant reduction of the accuracy of the calculations as well as designs that are over-conservative.
midas FEA has been specifically designed to overcome all of these challenges.
Its advanced functionality enables you to create highly detailed models with plate and solid elements that produce equally precise and reliable results.
With midas FEA you will be able to perform high-end analyses with unprecedented levels of confidence and efficiency.
You will also be able to greatly expand your range of design capabilities.
Projects that may have been beyond your scope will now be attainable since midas FEA greatly expedites work processes that previously required exorbitant amounts of time
and effort to complete. Engineers have widely used midas FEA for projects such as plain and reinforced concrete structures, concrete damage and cracking, plain
and reinforced masonry structures, composite structures, steel structures, foundations, and offshore structures.
Steel design has multiple key applications that require the use of solid and plate elements to perform analyses that are acceptable for design codes.
Steel connections in particular require local analysis of elements to calculate deformations and failure conditions.
With midas FEA you can use plate elements to simulate both friction and bearing connections.
The use of plate elements enables you to analyze the behavior of the steel bolts and plates as they are subjected to varying levels of tension.
The results generated are substantially more accurate than those generated by idealizations and models that only use 1D elements.
Thus you will be able to create designs that are both meet design codes and are optimized and economical.
Certain steel design projects also require analysis of steel beam for buckling and torsional failure criteria.
These analyses can only be performed through finite element analysis with plate elements, which can be particularly cumbersome to run on software programs that are not specifically
designed for the extensive use of plate elements. midas FEA's specialized functionality enables you to create plate element models of steel girders and columns with a fraction of the time
and effort required by other programs.
midas FEA is equipped to handle cracking analysis for concrete structures.
Through the use of 3D solid elements, you can generate models that will simulate critical conditions for large concrete structures subjected to rigorous loading.
The program's solver accounts for nonlinear behavior of the concrete over a 3D area with multiple loading patterns and thus calculates detailed crack patterns for each case specified.
midas FEA simulates partial, full open, closed, discrete, smeared, and burgeoning crack types.
It is also equipped with reinforcement analysis functions that enable it to account for the impact of rebar in the tensile behavior of concrete structures.
These highly specialized capabilities will enable you to handle a wider range of concrete analysis and will eliminate the need to rely on overly conservative models.
Streamlined Functionality for Cable Anchor and Pylon Design
The versatility to design even the most specialized connections
The cables of suspension and cable-stayed bridges are connected to the bridge deck by cable anchors of steel and reinforced concrete.
These connections must be analyzed in detail with solid elements in order to properly calculate critical conditions and safety factors.
The complex geometry of these connections make them especially difficult to model accurately with conventional finite element analysis programs.
midas FEA's advanced modeling functionality enables you to easily create solid elements that precisely simulate the actual project elements in shape and behavior.
midas FEA includes functions that make it possible to analyze intricacies of the material connections that are necessary for calculating friction, cracking,
and stresses that contribute to failure. Thus you will be able to do the design work for any type of structural connection.
These bridge wizards also contribute to higher quality results.
The wizards enable engineers to create complex models with unprecedented ease and accuracy; thus the possibility for modeling errors is greatly reduced
and the results will be more accurate and reliable as well.