(PRWEB UK) 20 March 2013
Leading structural engineering firm, Fynite, has revealed brand new technology for the civil engineering sector that will revolutionise bridge design analysis.
By utilising advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) systems, construction companies will be able to assess complex and large scale structure design, as well as supplying analyses of existing structures across a variety of bridge designs.
Jonathan Danos, Infrastructure specialist and founder of 3s Steel Solutions, has already begun implementing the technology in the monitoring and maintenance work carried out by his company with astonishing results.
He said: “We’re extremely excited and proud to be rolling out this methodology across our new projects. It will form the footprint of our development. The integrated Bridge Rating Analysis system is one of the most advanced of its kind and utilising the technology across a diverse range of projects has already produced fascinating results.”
The service will also provide infrastructure specialists, like Mr Danos, with the tools required to provide expert analyses down to the finest degree.
Danos added: “With the Finite Element Analysis system, I have been able to access structural data with the kind of precision I never thought possible with today’s technology.
“Being able to provide clients with such detailed inventory and operating ratings for their bridge structures is not only satisfying as a Structural Analysis Consultant, but exciting news for the future in terms of what it is now possible to achieve in the industry.”
With three different types of analysis, increased knowledge of structural capacity is now possible by implementing new FEA technology into Load Factor, Working Stress Design, and Load and Resistance Factor methodology.
The arrival of FEA technology has meant vast improvement across all areas of structural analysis, however, the implications for bridge design are far beyond what many in the sector could have wished.
Advanced evaluations of the key concepts of bridge structure, such as steel fatigue, corrosion, temperature stress, collision damage and structural defects are just some of the elements it is now possible to calculate with pinpoint accuracy.
A spokesman for Fynite Solutions LLC detailed the methodology behind the system at a recent conference for advanced structural solutions.
They said: “Thanks to new FEA technology, analysts will now be able to calculate the life of a structure and assess if there is a need for restructuring work. The data is easily retrievable by comparing predicted performance results of a structure with real-time data concerning structural capacity, retrieved by inserting numerous devices into the bridge structure itself.
The advent of FEA technology will take the quality of risk assessment to an entirely new level. All structures assessed using this new technology will give analysts the power to collate Bridge Rating Analyses, 3D finite element modelling, and location specific Guided Inspection Protocols which will not only provide significantly more in-depth evaluation, but also locate critical areas for restructuring.
The Fynite spokesperson added: “With an unparalleled quality of evaluation, Finite Element Analysis technology has the power to become one of the leading systems in civil engineering, providing accurate and cost effective results to an entire industry.”
Note to Editors
Fynite Solutions LLC is an industry leader specializing in structural analysis, evaluation, project design, and risk assessment for the civil engineering industry. The company focuses on integrated monitoring and modelling in their projects using Finite Element Modelling Software for asset quality management.