Bentley Systems acquires FEA software developer Adina

Program and team will extend nonlinear simulation in the course of infrastructure engineering


Bentley Programs has acquired Adina, a developer of finite component investigation (FEA) application utilized by civil, structural, and mechanical engineers on a assortment of jobs which include buildings, bridges, stadiums, stress vessels, dams, and tunnels.

According to Bentley, the company’s software package features ‘robustness’ across disciplines, components, and simulation domains (buildings, mechanical, fluids, thermal, electromagnetic, and multi-physics), to permit engineers to complete ‘comprehensive’ basic safety and functionality reports where by dependability and resilience are of critical importance.

Adina’s engineering will also be utilized in digital twins of existing infrastructure property, by way of Bentley’s iTwin system. In accordance to Bentley, it can aid simulate responses and vulnerabilities to stresses so severe that nonlinear results must be considered—caused (for occasion) by seismic, wind, flood, pressure, thermal, collision, or blast forces.

Bentley claims the software’s nonlinear simulation abilities will complement its existing physical simulation purposes — currently spanning STAAD, RAM, SACS, Moses, AutoPipe, Plaxis, Leap, RM, LARS, SPIDA, and PLS.

“Incorporating Adina and its creators is very thrilling for all of our engineering simulation groups, as it will also be for current and new buyers,” reported Raoul Karp, vice president, engineering simulation at Bentley Systems.

“Dr. Bathe pretty much wrote the e-book on advancing finite element simulations, and the Adina Technique gives the reference for benchmarking all other disparate examination strategies. We will now be ready to increase nonlinear realism across all of our infrastructure electronic twin simulation offerings.”