Streamlined Functionality for Cable Anchor and Pylon Design
The versatility to design even the most specialized connections
The cables of suspension and cable-stayed bridges are connected to the bridge deck by cable anchors of steel and reinforced concrete. These connections must be analyzed in detail with solid elements in order to properly calculate critical conditions and safety factors. The complex geometry of these connections make them especially difficult to model accurately with conventional finite element analysis programs. midas FEA's advanced modeling functionality enables you to easily create solid elements that precisely simulate the actual project elements in shape and behavior. midas FEA includes functions that make it possible to analyze intricacies of the material connections that are necessary for calculating friction, cracking, and stresses that contribute to failure. Thus you will be able to do the design work for any type of structural connection.