Raleigh, Nc (PressExposure) August 18, 2008 -- Applied Science International (ASI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated ASIâs Extreme LoadingÂ® for Structures (ELS) software as a qualified anti-terrorism technology. Included in the technology designation are training and ASI consulting services regarding its use and implementation for decision makers determining structural vulnerabilities.
Extreme LoadingÂ® technology improves current vulnerability assessment practices by providing 3D structurally engineered visuals and scenario simulations to decision makers during the assessment process. This, in turn, creates assessment teams that are better equipped to make decisions regarding architecture, structure, perimeters and other critical infrastructure exposed to acts of terrorism or natural disasters.
ELS visuals now allow first responders to become integral participants in the development of threat scenarios for crisis management planning. ELS software aids in the design, analysis, protection, retrofit and demolition of structures, and it is the only structural analysis tool that provides the capability to simulate everything from a local failure to the global response of the structure. A Special Report addressing ASIâs technology issued by the Homeland Defense Journal and titled âChanging the Known Built Worldâ is available for downloading at [http://www.homelanddefensejournal.com/hdl/StructuralSecurity.htm].
The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) â âprovides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies â whether they are products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections. For more details, see the SAFETY Act Final Rule.â â¦ [https://www.safetyact.gov/]
Extreme LoadingÂ® technology is based on ASIâs implementation of the Applied Element Method (AEM), a breakthrough development which simulates automatic crack initiation, separation of materials, and collision of materials closer to reality than any other structural analysis technology. ELS is a one of a kind tool currently used for physical security assessments, advanced structural engineering applications including performance based design, progressive collapse and seismic analysis, forensic analysis, and demolition planning and prediction.
For more information about Applied Science Internationalâs (ASI) services and Extreme LoadingÂ® for Structures (ELS) software, visit: http://www.extremeloading.com