Structures can present complex and uncertain responses due to multiple factors and phenomena like:
Presence of damage
Or with vicinity structures, services…
Combination of materials
Presence of joints
Use of advanced materials
Fiber reinforced concrete, textiles, shape memory alloys,...
Use of dampers and energy dissipators
In these cases, it becomes especially relevant to:
Procedures and tools commonly used in structural analysis and design are unable to adequately consider the complex described phenomena.
Nonlinear structural analysis is defined as a set of techniques and procedures that allow a realistic simulation of the structure’s behavior.
In this field, computational simulations are practically essential. There are different levels of complexity and sophistication depending on the phenomena and physical mechanisms considered. The top current technique is the detailed finite elements simulation, which represents the most powerful and adaptable tool to study different cases and scenarios.
Iktes provides its experience and knowledge in nonlinear analysis and detailed finite elements simulation to:
Analyze, simulate and comprehend the nonlinear response of structures
Propose satisfactory / optimized solutions based on the governing phenomena and the functional requirements.