Structural Analysis Software – CivilFEM

CivilFEM SoftwareWe are glad to announce that Novo Tech Software is now the certified distributor of CivilFEM software in North America. On this page you will see an introduction to CivilFEM along with links to tutorial videos and trial versions. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions, one of our support staff will be in touch with you to answer your questions.

CivilFEM is one of the most advanced non-linear analysis software in the world, powered by the industry-leading finite element solver Marc, from MSC Software. Coupled with an easy-to-use graphical user interface designed for civil engineers by the civil engineers at Ingeciber, CivilFEM powered by Marc provides sophisticated system-level structural simulations of large commercial buildings, bridges, tunnels, nuclear power plants, and other structures. The result is robust, efficient, and accurate simulations for the infrastructure, energy, construction and mining industries.




All finite element solver capabilities necessary for civil engineering are tightly integrated in to a single software package with an advanced “Office”-style multi-language GUI. CivilFEM has been developed by Ingeciber, a company with nearly 30 years of experience in civil engineering, which has led to specialized capabilities for geotechnics and foundations, bridges and civil non-linearities, and prestressed concrete.

Open Features List

Using the Marc solver engine, CivilFEM offers capabilities not often found in civil engineering simulation tools, such as linear and non-linear structural, static, and dynamic analysis; as well as Seepage and Heat Transfer capabilities.
Visit CivilFEM YouTube channel to watch more than 100 tutorial videos..

Analysis Features


STATIC ANALYSIS
LINEAR & NON-LINEAR TRANSIT ANALYSIS
MODAL ANALYSIS
HARMONIC ANALYSIS
SPECTRAL SEISMIC ANALYSIS
LINEAR BUCKLING ANALYSIS
LARGE DEFLECTIONS AND LARGE STRAINS
INITIAL STATE
PRE-STRESSED AND POST-STRESSED TENTIONAL LOSSES
CONCRETE TIME-DEPENDENT PROPERTIES
ADVANCED MATERIAL BEHAVIOR LAWS
CONCRETE CREEP AND SHRINKAGE
NON-LINEAR CONCRETE
NON-LINEAR STRESS/STRAIN DIAGRAM
USER CRACK DATA
NON-LINEAR BUCKLING
TIME-DEPENDANT & CONSTRUCTION STAGES ANALYSIS
CRACK PROPAGATION ANALYSIS
HEAT TRANSFER
SEEPAGE ANALYSIS
COMPOSITE ORIENTATION
HYPERELASTIC MATERIAL MODEL

Pre-processing


MODELING
AUTOMATIC MESHING
CAD DATA EXCHANGE
MATERIAL LIBRARY
GENERIC MATERIAL
SECTION LIBRARY
AUTOMATIC MOBILE LOADS
NON-LINEAR CONTACTS
CONNECTIONS
PRE-STRESSED TENDON DEFINITION
BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TOOLS
TRANSFORMATION OF SOLID MODEL TO SHELL MODEL
LAMINATED MATERIAL

Structural Components


SPRINGS, DUMPERS, INSERTIONS & DUMPERS
HINGES
STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS
RETAINING WALLS
PILES AND MICROPILES
SLOPE STABILITY
MODELING
AUTOMATIC MESHING
CAD DATA EXCHANGE
MATERIAL LIBRARY
GENERIC MATERIAL
SECTION LIBRARY
AUTOMATIC MOBILE LOADS
NON-LINEAR CONTACTS
CONNECTIONS
PRE-STRESSED TENDON DEFINITION
BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TOOLS
TRANSFORMATION OF SOLID MODEL TO SHELL MODEL
LAMINATED MATERIAL

Post-processing


PATH HISTORY RESULTS
LINEAR COMBINATIONS
DERIVED RESULTS
IMPLEMENTED DESIGN CODES

General Capabilities


SMART UNITS
CIVILFEM FILE IMPORTATION
PYTHON MACROS
MODEL AND SELECTION GROUPS
AUTOMATIC REPORTS
SCALAR AND VECTOR PARAMETERS
PARALLEL PROCESSING
The following versions of CivilFEM are currently available:
Open Features List
  1. Intro Version

    INTRO is the entry-level version of CivilFEM and it is tailored to civil engineers working on structural problems such as earthquake analysis with basic non-linearities and dynamics, CivilFEM can dramatically improve the efficiency of the structural design and analysis process, identify better solutions earlier, and reduce the risk of innovative construction processes.

    Key enabling capabilities include design verification according to international reinforced concrete and structural steel standards, as well as other civil engineering standards, all of which are built in to CivilFEM. Specific civil engineering structural analysis output such as load path history, automatic response spectrum for seismic analysis, and nonlinear time history analysis are fully supported.

    Model generation is highly efficient because of the library of materials and hot rolled structural steel sections, included in CivilFEM. Highly accurate solutions are possible because all material properties are time-dependent, and allow the definition of true stress-strain diagrams and advanced nonlinear behavior.

  2. Advanced Version

    CivilFEM Advanced includes all functionality from CivilFEM Intro, and offers a complete set of advanced tools for non-linearities, geotechnical simulations and bridges.

    This product has additional capabilities for generating bridge models (both solid models and finite element models) from a layout and cross section definition, tunnel modeling, piles and micropiles, with wizards allowing easy creation of a geometric model, and the automatic application of moving load combinations. CivilFEM Advanced includes non-linear construction processes, pretensioned cables, free tendons, and 3D tendon editor for prestressed, deviatory prestressed/post-stressed forces.

    Advanced tools available for geotechnical simulations include soil and rocks models, deep foundations, retaining walls, and advanced material behavior laws.

  3. Expert Version

    CivilFEM Expert includes all functionality from CivilFEM Advanced, and offers additional sophisticated modeling capabilities for crack propagation, transformation from solid models to shell models, laminate materials, and many others.

    Seepage analysis to obtain water pressure, and steady and transient heat transfer simulations are supported as well

  4. Nuclear Version (NPP)


    The most advanced, comprehensive and reputable analysis and design software package available for structural analysis and design of nuclear plant engineering projects, CivilFEM NPP is compatible with all CivilFEM products, offering additional capabilities for the design and simulation of nuclear power plant structures and buildings, such as built-in specific NPP codes and quality assurance verification according to NRC 10 CFR PART 21 and 50.

    CivilFEM NPP specializes in the simulation of concrete nuclear facilities, including determining stresses in concrete and rebar subjected to in-plane shear/membrane forces and biaxial bending moments. Checking & Design according to NPP Codes:

    • AISC ASD 9th edition
    • ASME BPVC Sect.III Div.1 SubSect NF
    • ANSI/AISC N690-06 LRFD provisions
    • ANSI/AISC N690-06 ASD provisions
    • ACI 349-06
    • ACI 359-04
    • ITER Structural Design Code for Buildings
    • ETC-C (Scheduled 2017)
  5. Student Version
    CivilFEM Student gives you access to all functionality of CivilFEM products, but with a limitation of 1000 beams and 5000 mesh nodes. The product is currently available to engineering students who belong to any engineering school or to any professional who wants to enjoy this unique and powerful tool.

    CivilFEM Student is for academic student use only, and as such our Academic terms of use apply – licenses may not be used for any commercial activity. You can download this version for free, registering as professional or student in our customer portal. CivilFEM Student will give you the advantage you need to be successful in today’s job market. Download it for free, registering as student in our customer portal.

Dams & Hydroelectric Power Plants

  • Embankment and Sliding Dam Stability
  • Reinforcement Design in spillways
  • Joints and facings analysis
  • Study of curing/hydration stresses
  • Earthquake Design and Transient Evaluation
  • Construction Stages


Wind Turbine Design

  • Structural analysis geotechnical studies
  • Stability Analysis
  • Concrete cracking
  • Rebar modeling
  • Study of Settlement
  • Soil non-linear geotechnical models


Cycle Plant & Electrical Grids

  • Cooling Tower Design
  • Valve and bolted unions
  • Special Connections
  • Electrical Transmission Towers







Forensic Engineering and Design Restoration


Forensic engineering is the investigation of materials and structures that failed or did not operate as intended. The purpose of a forensic engineering investigation is to locate the cause or causes of failure, as well as the restoration and maintenance to improve performance or life of the structures.

The advanced non-linear analysis capabilities of CivilFEM 2016 plus Code and Standards verifications make it a unique tool for Forensic engineering.

Advanced seismic analysis and Soil-structure interaction


CivilFEM enables engineers to perform very sophisticate analysis, ranging from response spectra methods to non-linear time history or pushover analysis, incorporating soil-structure interaction, material non-linearity, geometric non-linear effects and boundary non-linearity.