Usfos Elements

Usfos is a special FE code tailored for ultimate strength analysis of framed structures. The theory is based on well established continuum mechanics, and the elements handle material non linearity, buckling, large deformations and rotations as well as temperature effects.

Because Usfos is a specialised tool, the important physical effects are added to the classical "beam" behaviour. Example on effects built into the Beam/Column  Element:

In addition to the beam element, following basic elements are available:

Special elements, automatically generated by Usfos are applied in order to handle following effects/details:

The basic elements are descibed under Basic_Elements, while the special elements are described in connection with Foundation, Connections, etc.