Simulation in Civil Engineering and Geomechanics

This info day explains advanced simulation options with the finite element programs optiSLang, multiPlas, ANSYS and LS-DYNA.

For realistic safety and reliability analysis, for the proper assessment of material behavior, for the prediction of failure evolution, for design optimization of constructions or to simulate earthquake and disaster damage results, numerical calculations in civil engineering and geotechnical engineering have been firmly established. These analyses will be even more useful when conventional, simplified engineering models come to their limits. Economic safety margins can be explored efficiently or economic planning structures will be optimized.

optiSLang, multiPlas, ANSYS and LS-DYNA offer various possibilities:

  • comfortable 3D modeling options even for the most complex structural geometries
  • a variety of computing facilities in linear and non-linear structural mechanics or dynamics
  • multi-physics simulation
  • high-end capabilities of result evaluation and post-processing visualization


1. Introduction: FE-simulation with ANSYS

  • Status Quo in ANSYS
  • Preview current developments

2. Application of ANSYS in civil engineering

  • modeling of complex geometries
  • linear and non-linear statistical calculations
  • dynamic calculations, earth quake simulation
  • thermal calculations, fire resistance
  • stability analysis
  • post processing / result visualization for civil engineering

3. Material models for non-linear simulation of material in civil engineering and geomechanics

  • concrete and reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, soil, sand, rock, wood,
    customized material models

4. Optimal evaluation of historic and modern buildings

  • non-linear calculation of concrete and reinforced concrete constructions
  • railway and road bridges
  • dams
  • simulation of earthquakes influences
  • simulation of plane crashes
  • historic masonry structures
  • bell towers

5. Stochastic analysis and optimization

  • sensitivity analysis
  • parameter and system identification
  • multidisciplinary optimization
  • robustness evaluation
  • applications in civil engineering and geotechnics


to be announced


Please register not later than 7 days prior to the event date.

1 Day, 1- 5 pm

free of charge