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TechScience UK is a software and consultancy company focused on helping Architectural, Engineering, and Construction offices provide the best possible services when implementing new software. 

Our team consists of Architects and Engineers with many years of experience in the fields of Architecture and Structural Engineering. With our practical knowledge of the industry, we can provide much more than any typical technical software support. Including additional design & consultancy services, that can help our clients to be more productive and meet today’s needs in quality and speed.

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Unlike traditional FEM software, users can easily model masonry structures with all as-built and as-damaged details, including both brick and mortar as separate materials

Real Brick & Mortar results

ELS offers a new advanced level of nonlinear dynamic structural analysis, which allows users to efficiently study structural failure and retrofitting strategies in any type of existing structures from any number of possible extreme loading events including earthquake.


Seismic Collapse Analysis

Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) software offers a new advanced level of nonlinear dynamic structural analysis, which allows users to efficiently study structural failure and retrofitting strategies in historic masonry structures from any number of possible extreme loading events including earthquake, blast, and progressive collapse.

The ideal tool for historic

Extreme Loading for Structures Software is the ideal nonlinear dynamic structural analysis tool to study the behavior of cold-formed steel structures against seismic, wind, progressive collapse, and blast.


Blast Analysis

Extreme Loading® for Structures Software or ELS, is an advanced non-linear structural analysis software tool designed specifically for structural engineers. ELS allows structural engineers to study the 3D behavior of structures through both the continuum and discrete stages of loading. This includes static and dynamic loads such as those generated by a blast, seismic events, impact, progressive collapse, and the wind. Unlike many structural analysis software tools which are based on the Finite Element Method (FEM), ELS utilizes a non-linear solver based on the Applied Element Method (AEM).
This allows ELS is to automatically analyze structural behavior during elastic and inelastic modes including the automatic yielding of reinforcement, detection, and generation of plastic hinges, buckling & post-buckling, crack propagation, membrane action & P-Delta effect, and separation of elements. The resulting debris and impacts with structural elements are also automatically analyzed and stress redistribution is inherently calculated.

The Extreme Loading® Technology

Extreme Loading Technology is designed around the Applied Element Method (AEM) of analysis which is capable of performing linear and non-linear analysis that follows the behavior of structures through separation, collision, and collapse while automatically calculating:
  • Yielding of Reinforcement

  • Plastic Hinge Formation

  • Buckling & Post-buckling

  • Crack Propagation

  • Membrane Action & P-Delta

  • Separation of Elements

  • Collision and Collapse

Since AEM can automatically detect the initiation of cracks, track their progression throughout the structure, and simulate actual element separation, collision and final collapse, it removes a large amount of human error.  This produces a truer analysis of structural behavior than more manual methods of structural analysis. AEM was born at the University of Tokyo as part of Professor Hatem Tagel Din’s research studies on the analysis and visualization of structures subjected to the extreme loading conditions generated during an earthquake.  
Since 1995 the research and validation of AEM has been an ongoing project, with many validation tests being conducted and research papers published certifying the breakthroughs achieved by the Applied Element Method.  Research has verified its accuracy for: elastic analysis; crack initiation and propagation; estimation of failure loads for reinforced concrete structures; reinforced concrete structures under cyclic loading; buckling and post-buckling behavior; nonlinear dynamic analysis of structures subjected to severe earthquakes; fault-rupture propagation; nonlinear behavior of brick structures; and the analysis of glass reinforced polymers (GFRP) walls under blast loads.

Model Progressive Collapse in 10 minutes or less

In this short video, we take you through the process of creating a small reinforced concrete structure to illustrate how quickly you can model and analyze a detailed reinforced concrete structure for progressive collapse in Extreme Loading® for Structures Software (ELS).