Structural Health Analysis

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CTLGroup structural analysis consultants are often called upon to determine what can happen when a structure is exposed to various loadings. Structural engineers apply advanced finite element methods for analysis of structures ranging from simple to highly complex, including:

  • Buildings
  • Bridges
  • Parking garages
  • Foundations
  • Tanks
  • Cooling towers
  • Chimneys
  • Pipelines
  • Railway tracks 

Applying these structural health analysis methods allows stress and deformation levels from gravity, thermal, wind, vibration, earthquake, blast or a variety of other loadings to be predicted with a high degree of accuracy. The analyses can be used to determine the cause of a past failure, the compliance of a structure to applicable code requirements or the predicted response to a future extreme event. The computer models can then be readily modified to investigate the cost and benefit of possible repair options and conduct what-if scenarios.

CTLGroup maintains licenses for a broad range of state-of-the-art analysis and design software including:

  • SAP2000
  • RISA3D
  • ADAPT-Floor
  • RAM-Concept

These programs allow structures to be investigated for both linear elastic response and non-linear effects such as material cracking or yielding, local or global buckling and progressive collapse.

Combining highly specialized structural health analysis capabilities with expertise in field investigations, non-destructive examination methods, materials knowledge and laboratory testing capability allows us to provide complete solutions to client issues that few other firms can match.