Engineering Simulation Solutions for the Civil Engineering Industry

Considered one of the oldest branches of engineering, civil engineering is a broad discipline that incorporates many different and important aspects of engineering, including structural, fluid and soil mechanics. These form the key inputs in the planning and design of manmade structures as diverse as water supply systems, buildings, power plants, bridges and tunnels.

Civil engineers use simulation software to guide design and construction as well as to solve a wide range of projects in:

  • Building
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Materials science
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Wind engineering

Compliance with increasingly demanding safety regulations requires civil engineers to account for a growing number of factors and physics — from those of a single component to the complete building within its operating environment. The industry faces demands that the building is delivered to market on time while making maximum use of current technology to cut the material and construction costs.

By using comprehensive multiphysics solutions from ANSYS, truly innovative buildings can be designed faster. New alternative materials can be investigated and their impact on the structure of the construction and comfort of building occupants together with their safety can be analyzed before construction is begun. Through simulation-driven building design, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions can be combined with original and innovative architecture.