Construction Industry Webcast Series: The Central Role of Engineering Simulation for Building Information Modeling
In the architecture engineering and construction (AEC) industry, there is no prototype: The cost and time required for construction is such that the first prototype is usually the final building. So it is not surprising that this industry widely embraces virtual prototyping through engineering simulation to troubleshoot and optimize any project. Once dedicated to the structural stability and integrity of the construction, new models are now considering the entire spectrum:
- Stability and integrity of the building
- External wind engineering
- Fire and smoke propagation
- Smart buildings and smart cities
Optimizing Concrete Reinforcement: The Power of ANSYS in a Civil Engineering-Friendly Environment
Simulation is used extensively in civil engineering to analyze the behavior of structures and assess their resistance to various scenarios. This is both a safety and an economic challenge: The structure must be able to withstand all loadings to which it might be subjected during its entire operating life and, at the same time, construction cost must be minimized. Civil engineers typically perform a structural analysis of a concrete structure modeled in shell or plate elements before designing the reinforcement necessary to equilibrate all internal forces.
View this on-demand webinar to learn how a new ANSYS civil engineering extension greatly facilitates this crucial task by determining the minimum reinforcement quantities necessary to support all expected (combinations of) loads.