CivilFEM is powered by the industry-leading finite element solver Marc, from MSC Software. Coupled with an easy-to-use graphical user interface designed for civil engineers. CivilFEM with Marc provides sophisticated system-level structural simulations of large commercial buildings, bridges, tunnels and other structures. The result is robust, efficient and accurate simulations for the infrastructure, energy, construction and mining industries.
Tailored to civil engineers working on structural problems such as earthquake analysis with basic non-linearities and dynamics, CivilFEM 2015 can dramatically improve the efficiency of the structural design and analysis process, identify better solutions earlier, and reduce the risk of innovative construction processes. Key enabling capabilities include design verification according to international reinforced concrete and structural steel standards, as well as other civil engineering standards, all of which are built in to CivilFEM 2015. Specific civil engineering structural analysis output such as load path history, automatic response spectrum for seismic analysis, and nonlinear time history analysis are fully supported.Model generation is highly efficient because of the library of materials and hot rolled structural steel sections, included in CivilFEM 2015. Highly accurate solutions are possible because all material properties are time-dependent, and allow the definition of true stress-strain diagrams and advanced nonlinear behavior.
If the analyst needs more control over the combined individual results, the Synthetic option provides the means to apply different coefficients to each nodal, element and extreme result to obtain a precise combination of every possible outcome. A new result file will be generated taking into consideration the applied coefficients, so the engineer can quickly review the desired individual combination of parameters.
Easy and fast management of structural elements is crucial for an efficient definition of the model. CivilFEM integrates a structural element container where the user can easily find, select and modify any structural element of the model. The element type (beam, truss, shell and solid) is clearly visible, so the user can readily find the element. Selecting the element will show all its properties, enabling the user a quick access to the main element parameters, such as meshing, geometry and cross section parameters.
CivilFEM Advanced includes all functionality from CivilFEM Intro, and offers a complete set of advanced tools for non-linearities, geotechnical simulations and bridges. This product has additional capabilities for generating bridge models (both solid models and finite element models) from a layout and cross section definition, tunnel modeling, piles and micropiles, with wizards allowing easy creation of a geometric model, and the automatic application of moving load combinations. CivilFEM Advanced includes non-linear construction processes, pretensioned cables, free tendons, and 3D tendon editor for prestressed, deviatory prestressed/post-stressed forces.
Advanced tools available for geotechnical simulations include soil and rocks models, deep foundations, retaining walls, and advanced material behavior laws. Some features are currently on development. Additional capabilities will be coming soon in future product releases. Please, contact with your local distributor or Ingeciber for more details.
One complex problem that a civil engineer can encounter is slope stability in terrains. CivilFEM slope stability module accounts for circular slip surfaces, pore water pressure lines and reinforcement earth groups in order to obtain the safety coefficient by classic methods (Bishop, Fellenius, etc.) and FEM models.
CivilFEM Expert includes all functionality from CivilFEM Advanced, and offers additional sophisticated modeling capabilities for crack propagation, transformation from solid models to shell models, laminate materials, and many others. Seepage analysis to obtain water pressure, and steady and transient heat transfer simulations are supported as well. Some features are currently on development. Additional capabilities will be coming soon in future product releases. Please, contact with your local distributor or Ingeciber for more details.
CivilFEM performs crack initiation and propagation analysis in solid and shell elements. Brittle materials as concrete in which the fracture is prominent in principal stresses are assessed. This analysis is critical for civil infrastructures like dams, nuclear and Gas&Oil industries.