Analysis and results
Almost any type of structure can be analysed using SCIA Engineer – from a simple gazebo, to complex industrial plants with various installations. SCIA Engineer employs the displacement-based finite element method to calculate displacements, strains, internal forces, reactions and stresses. The user, however, does not need to work with finite elements directly. Instead, the model may be built with common structural elements (such as beams, columns, walls, slabs, etc.), while the finite element mesh is generated in the background.