The FEM - Earthquake is used to perform dynamic analysis of geotechnical structures loaded by ground motion. It either accepts user-defined accelerograms or generates ground motion histories compatible with the specified response spectrum. The program outputs the evolution of displacements, stresses, internal forces and other mechanical quantities and summarizes their maximum values. It also performs modal analysis to acquire eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes of the system for setting the material damping.
Earthquake is an extension module of the FEM program for the analysis of general geotechnical problems.
The module is not available separately. The FEM program is required.
The software in general is very good and ties in well with the way we do things here. From our review, the calculation results compares very well with our methods for both slope stability and settlement. The graphics and the ‘point-and-click’ data input are also very good and makes the program very easy to use.
It’s really great how easy the software is. I’m now doing the calculations so much faster and easier than doing it manually and most importantly, the technical customer service team are great and they respond instantly and professionally to any question or clarification. Thank you guys for being so awesome. High fives!
Great software....highly recommend.....always updating/improving and implementing feedback from users.