Realistic Simulation for Architecture & Construction

Manufacturers and suppliers use Realistic Simulation Solutions from SIMULIA to evaluate design alternatives, collaborate on projects and leverage computing resources for more efficient design analysis.


Buildings need to withstand loads from occupants, equipment, wind and earthquakes, and an accurate structural analysis is required to ensure safe and economical building designs. Concrete buildings subjected to earthquakes may undergo damage in the first few seconds of seismic excitation that can affect their response in the later phases of the earthquake. Analysis of this phenomenon requires estimation of damage in structures and the inclusion of the post-damage behavior in a fully dynamic large displacement analysis.

SIMULIA provides realistic simulation solutions that allow accurate predictions of strength and deformations in structures in the linear as well as nonlinear regime. The available pre and postprocessing technology coupled with sophisticated analyses solvers provide a complete and reliable solution for structural analysis. Static, modal, and dynamic analyses can be performed using a wide range of material models and loading/boundary conditions. Buildings along with the foundations can be modeled simultaneously and detailed effects due to contact and damage can be included in the analyses.

Solution Capabilities

  • A wide range of material models including metal plasticity and concrete damage
  • Nonlinear implicit and explicit dynamic analysis capabilities
  • Modal and buckling analysis, response spectrum analysis, random response analysis
  • Embedded elements and rebars with pre-stress for modeling reinforcement