With Robot Structural Analysis Professional, in the majority of the cases, engineers think about design of structural buildings. Although it is absolutely possible to simulate the behavior of other structures as well. Think about civil infrastructural elements like bridges. Imagine the next situation.
You have been asked to analyze the behavior of a tied arch bridge. The bridge is loaded with some heavy traffic loads. And of course, traffic can be positioned everywhere on a bridge deck. With Robot Structural Analysis Professional this can be done using the tool for Moving Loads. Have a look at the next movies, which represent the influence of a moving load on the deflection of the bridge deck. Imagine that you use these videos to discuss the effects with the other stakeholders. They would be impressed.
These results can be represented in several ways. For an overview, see movies below. Movies are courtesy of Tomasz Fudala, Technical Marketing Manager Structural Solutions at Autodesk.
Colorful maps representation :
Colorful maps with active deformation :
Colorful maps with active deformation and values :