FREE STRUCTURAL SOFTWARE
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FRAMEWORK
2D and 3D linear elastic frame analysis. Completely free, 32bit windows software. Get this one! 
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RING
is a powerful 32 bit mechanism analysis program for single andmultispan masonry arch bridges. A unique feature is its ability to analysemultiring brickwork arch bridges. Developed at the University of Sheffield, UK. Free download. 
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FastFrame by
Enercalc.
This is a 32 bit Windows 95, 98 & NT TwoDimensional frame analysis program. You can model any type of framed 2D structure by setting "joints" and specifying "members" that span between them. After loads and load cases are specified the displacements and forces are calculated by solving a bandwidth minimized stiffness matrix using an active column solver. US, SI, and Metric units. Requires 800x600 video mode using "Small" fonts.Free software. (This would have been a 5star but for the video mode. It is still useable and I use it!) 
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Fastrak Simple Beam
by CSC Analysis and design of simple steel beams and cantilevers to BS 5950:Part 1:1990. Free program. 
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BDES v5.0
Free composite and noncomposite simple steel beam design to BS 5950 from the SCI. This is on the Corus Contruction Manual CD, request it from their site. 
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Structural
Engineering Analysis Software written by Herbert G. Whitman, PE. Many free programs here! English and SI units. 
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CONCEPT by Reinforced
Concrete Council Conceptual design program for RC framed buildings. Get this on the RCC2000 CD. 
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Atlas 1.20
Free beam analysis program. 
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GRAPE GBW16
3D Beam/Truss Finite Element Program. 
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MicroBEAM 4.10 is
the structural analysis and design tool for engineers. It
originally works in DOS world and now in Windows 3.1/95/98. Free. Also available here is a pile group analysis program and a section properties analysis program, both free.MicroBeam is not BS8110. 
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Skeleton
A free program for the analysis of plane frames. A DOS program which works in Windows 3.1 & 95 Environment. 
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CADRE Lite 2.1
Cadre Lite
is a 32 bit program for solving 3D frame and beam type structures by the finite element method. 
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UniPhase 2.1
A free, program to assist in selecting soil density and calculating phase system parameters such as void ratio, dry density, and degree of saturation. 
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Sphygmic Software Spreadsheet
Free Excelcompatible spreadsheet program with over 100 functions. 
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MathGV (32bit) is
a powerful, free program for graphing mathematical functions.

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L I S A is
a
professional finite element analysis program courtesy of Joachim Pommerening. The downloadable version is limited to a generous 1300 nodes, and has very powerful Modelling Tools. It can be used to analyze Linear Static Stresses, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors in dynamic analysis. 
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SLFFEA is
a free
finite element analysis program which can be used by students as a learning tool for FEM programming or by practicing engineers. This program allows for nonzero boundary conditions and has skyline storage of the stiffness matrix. 
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Moment Distribution
 free beam analysis program for Windows 95 and above. 
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Rectangular Beam Design
is a free rectangular beam design program to BS8110. Windows 95 and above. 
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Geotechnical Software Directory
 Free geotechnical software here. Click on the Freeware heading in the index. 
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ConSpec from
the
Readymixed Concrete Bureau  a software tool to assist in the specification of concrete for construction projects. The aim is to produce specifications which are both concise and complete. Free. 
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FBEAM from
Fabsec.
Free software for the design of fabricated composite and noncomposite steel beams (with web openings) to BS5950. Produced by the Steel Construction Institute. You can make up your own beam using the custom function. Request a FBEAM CD from Fabsec's web site. 
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freeCAD is
an introductory 3D Computer Aided
Design package with Motion Simulation capabilities. It allows you to create and manipulate collections of 3D parts. The parts are 3D solid models, which can be connected or assembled by joints or constraints. The parts and their connections define the structure or mechanism that the assembly represents. Freeware. 
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CONVERT is
an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular
units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density,
pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom
conversions! 
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Uconeer 
Units Conversion for Engineers. This is a powerful, but easy to use, units
conversion tool created specifically for engineers. It includes 370 units in
42
categories. Freeware. 
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Rockgrout 
a free
suite of programs about cement grouting in rock foundations for dams and other heavy engineering structures by A Clive Houlsby, Grouting Engineer (retired). 
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Slope/W Student edition
 free slope stability analysis software. 
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Curvefit v2.11A
 Fits your data to one of 25 formulasand show you the best fit.
Free. 
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Winfit 
non linear
least squares fitting program for windows 3.x. RequiresVBRUN100.DLL in the /windows directory. 
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COMPACT is
a suite of computeraided learning programs covering 11 topics on concrete
technology and the design of concrete structures to EC2, where appropriate.
Several of the modules, particularly on reinforced concrete design, will also appeal to engineers wishing to familiarise themselves with EC2. Free download. 
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Structural Analysis FEM
Software  free Java Software that be tested online. Some can be downloaded to run on your computer. 3D FEM Package, 2D FEM Package, Beam Analyser, Torsion Analyser, Truss Analyser, Vibrations Plotter, Graph Plotter. 
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MARC/Designer 
A
completely free, fully functional finite element analysis software courtesy MARC Analysis and Research Corp limited to 500 nodes. Can be used for Linear static stress, buckling analysis, steady state heat transfer and modal analysis. It has an excellent tutorial. @5MB 
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Graphmatica 
is a powerful, easytouse, equation plotter with numerical and calculus
features. Graph Cartesian functions, relations, and inequalities, plus polar,
parametric, and ordinary differential equations.

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BeamBoy Beam Analysis Tool
is a utility for calculating engineering stress and deflection in structural beams and shafts. BeamBoy is freeware. 
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Solution of 2Dimensional Trusses
and 3Dimensional Trusses  Two QBasic programs. Tensile & compressive forces and reactions are output. The global stiffness matrix is displayed in these programs. Also a Wireframe Modelling program with source code. Free. 
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WStrudl's WinBeam 
is a free, continuous beam analysis program. It is in the WStrudl DEMO but is independent to WinSTRUDL. Download and install the WStrudl demo, run the WMaster.exe and click on the Beam icon. 
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Truss Master Analysis
Program  Single form interface, input generators, deflection animation, pan & zoom functions. Free, postware. 
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Beamax is
an application for graphically creating, editing and analysing continuous
beams.
The program supports an Automation interface which allows to run the analysis in other applications like Microsoft Excel or Visual Basic  Free. 
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Femax is
a component system that provides functionality for structural analysis using
the Finite Element Method (FEM). The system defines interfaces for nodes,
degrees of freedom
(DOF), matrices, vectors, models and elements. The Component Object Model (COM) is used for object linking. All components support an Automation interface for integration using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) environment. 
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CALSD "Educational
Structural Engineering Program" has been developed at the University of
California, San Diego, to support teaching and learning of structural
engineering concepts and techniques.
CALSD provides functionality for threedimensional linear elastic static and dynamic analysis. The system has been enhanced with a Windows 95/98/NT user interface. Free 
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Rebar

Freeware bars calculator from Alashki Engineering Solutions. 
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DDA for Windows 
a
free Windows program to perform discontinuous deformation analysis. Manual is available online. 
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ALP99 
Axially
loaded pile, elastic pile supported by elastoplastic springs. LLP99  Laterally loaded pile, beam on elastoplastic springs. SOILMECH  A summary of the basic principles of soil mechanics. SPW2001  Sheet pile wall analysis, beam on elastoplastic springs, student edition (maximum 4 layers). STB2001  Slope stability by Bishop's method, student edition (maximum 3 soil polygons). Winkler  Beam on elastic foundation. Free programs from the Geotechnical Laboratory of Delft University. 
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QSection 
free
Windows program for computing the section properties of arbitrary sections. 
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ELPLA Limit
Edition (ELastic PLAte)  Analysis and design of slab foundations. The reinforcement of slab can be carried out by one of the following design codes: ACI, EC 2, DIN 1045 and ECP. The ELPLA limit edition allows users to easily create projects for analysis and design slab floor or raft foundation. It includes all functions of the ELPLA standard edition except that the node number is limited to 200 nodes. 
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Portal Frame Analysis
for MS Windows v3.x/95/98  Portal Frame Analysis to BS449, works out moments, reactions, stresses and the approximate section sizes required for a given span of a steel portal frame. 
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Frame 
Free software for static and dynamic structural analysis of 2D and 3D linear
elastic frames and trusses.
Computes the static deflections, reactions, internal element forces, natural frequencies, mode shapes and modal participation factors of twoand three dimensional elastic structures using direct stiffness and mass assembly. From Duke University North Carolina. 
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Cbeam
2002 is a continuous beam software package that allows the user to solve statically indeterminate beam structures. Defining multiple span elements of varying elasticity's with uniform, distributed and concentrated loading applications along with a variety of support conditions is easily at the hands of the user. Note. Although the package is described as a demo I can't see any limitations on it's use. Also there appears to be no requirements to register. 
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FREE CAD SOFTWARE


IntelliCAD
2000 by CADopia (base product) is a full 2D CAD program and is available for free. IntelliCAD's native file format is .DWG. It allows you to open any existing Autodesk AutoCAD file (V2.5 through 2000) and there is no file conversion or data loss. 
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Volo View Express by
Autodesk Free application that lets you display and print AutoCAD® drawings without AutoCAD software. You can exchange information with everyone involved in your project or on your design team, independent of a CAD program. 
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TurboCAD®
v 4 Learning Edition, is a comprehensive, fully functional 2D CAD software product. It is the ideal vehicle for new users to learn how to use and discover the concepts behind CAD software. In addition it is a viable product for producing professional 2D CAD drawings. Free software. 
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CADVANCE
6.5 for Windows  This is a rerelease of CADVANCE Version 6.5, a CAD software system designed for Windows 3.1, but yet also runs on Windows 95/98 and NT. Originally released in 1995 at a suggested retail price of $1950, it is now available to anyone free of charge for the software. This is not a demo, but a full working version. 
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QCad is a
free
opensource 2D CAD system for Linux, various Unices and Windows. The developers main goals are to build a stable, fast and easy to use CAD for everyone. One doesn't need any knowledge of a CAD program to start working with QCad. 
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CadStd Lite
Free 2D CAD program. 
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MINOS v. 2.1
Minos is a free, full 3D Solid CAD System. 
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SoftCAD.3D® Lite Version 1.16
for FREE! Practicaluse software for easy creation of three dimensional models. 
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Solid Edge Origin is
a FREE, limitedfunction version of our complete Solid Edge software. It
includes 3D modeling of basic parts, a complete 2D drafting system, import
and export of 2D CAD data and tutorials.

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DesignWorkshop
Lite  creates 3D models, walkthroughs and renderings, from sketch to presentation, for home design and visualization of architecture, landscapes, exhibits, or any spatial design projects. Free 3D Software 
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VARKON 
a free CAD
system and high level development tool for Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Product Modeling applications. 
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Thinking 2D 
free
2D CAD program. 
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WHIP!® Viewer from
Autodesk allows you to quickly and easily distribute design files over a network without AutoCAD® software. It boosts collaboration and information exchange among project members, and it’s available for download free of charge. 
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Drawing QuickViewerprovides
integrated "quick viewing" of AutoCAD
drawing files from the Windows File Explorer. Freeware. 
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DWG Viewer 3.0 
Free DWG/DXF/DWF Viewer. 
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Power Tools for AutoCADoffers
you basic freeware tools for AutoCAD 2000, organized in a clear menu.

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DESIIII is
a powerful and
user friendly 2D CAD system with a lot of professional features: associative hatching, dimensioning, associative text attributes to lines and symbols, multiple (up to hundreds) lines or line chains and curves. Automatic interruption of lines on user definable boundaries of symbols AND repairing if the symbols is moved or deleted. Adaptive and powerfull line pattern definitions, macro's etc. etc. Freeware. 
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OttoPDF is
a freeware program that converts AutoCAD drawing files into Adobe Acrobat PDF
files without using AutoCAD.

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OttoTiff is
a
conversion utility that takes AutoCAD DWG files and converts them to TIFF Group IV image files. Freeware. 
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European Structural
Steel Sections available in .DWG format. 
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Free USA Engineering Software


WSDOT Bridge Engineering Software
Free programs from the Washington State Department of Transportation. 

Office of Earthquake Engineering
Software Free California Transportation Department software for bridge foundations, piles and concrete sections. 

Expansion Joint Spacing Design
Free program. 

Aladdin  A
computational toolkit for the interactive matrix and finite element analysis
of large engineering structures, particularly building and highway bridge
structures.


PavementTransportation Computer
Assisted Structural Engineering  Distribution
site for free airfield, road, railroad, and general transportation, design
and evaluation software written by US Army Corps of Engineers


FElt is a
free system for finite element analysis.
The current version of FElt knows how to solve linear static and dynamic structural and thermal analysis problems. 

Structural Engineering Programs
 free from the Florida Department of Transportation. 

Bridge Software Institute
 University of Florida, bridge software. 

IDARC 
A Computer Program for Inelastic Structural Analysis developed at the State
University of New York at Buffalo.
The program is distributed free. 

Composite Beam/Girder
Program Free program. 

Concrete Column Program
 This highly powerful program is an essential tool for designing concrete columns in a Professional Engineering office. The Program can handle UniAxial, BiAxial design of Circular, Rectangular and ANY SHAPE (Irregular Shape defined by X,Y Coordinates) Columns. 

ConcBeam 
reinforced
concrete beam "calculator". User enters Bending Moment and Shear, the program generates reinforcement required in text and graphical formats. Working Stress, Load Factor and Load and Resistance, AASHTO or ACI requirements. English and Metric units. Free. 

97 UBC Lateral Design
Spreadsheet  this spreadsheet is intended as an educational tool for the learning and understanding of the Wood provisions of the 1997 Uniform Building Code. It will perform both flexible and rigid diaphragm analysis. Requires Microsoft Excel. Free. 

Twocycle Moment Distribution 
RC Beam  this Excel spreadsheet performs twocycle moment distribution per the PCA publication of the same name. It designs positive and negative moment reinforcement, stirrups, checks deflection, accounts for column stiffness and performs crack control analysis. 

StlShape 
is a
free program for the analysis and design of simply supported beams and cantilevers. The program can cater for steel, timber and reinforced concrete to American building codes. 

Bridge Application Software
 free from the Colorado DOT Information Systems, Project Engineering Customer Support Unit. 

Excel spreadsheet to
analyse freestanding signs. Free download from "Engineering Sign Structures". 

The BridgeSight Shear
Designer  Free shear design aid for reinforced concrete beams. AASHTO LRFD design. Microsoft Excel version 7.0 or later. 

Mathcad Worksheets
 for calculating lateral soil pressures on a retaining wall using the Rankine method, area of steel for a concrete TBeam given the design moment and properties of any general section. Free. 

NONLIN 
Nonlinear
dynamic time history analysis of single degree of freedom systems. Microsoft Windows based application for the dynamic analysis of single degree of freedom structural systems. 

Concrete Building Designby
Computer
 free software with explanations and illustrations covering the analysis and design of concrete building structural components. 

Mathcad Application Files
A free collection of Mathcad applications on the official Mathcad web site.
Includes a section on Civil Engineering.


From The Structuralist
Net  Flexible diaphragm shear distribution Excel spreadsheet, Wideflange steel beam analysis spreadsheet and an Excel macro to extract line coordinates from Autocad Drawings. Free downloads. 

MathCad Templates 
many Mathcad template files for structural engineers on the The Structuralist.Net. Free downloads. 

Civil Engineering
Mathcad Templates  free downloads from the Mathcad Collaboratory. 

Geotechnical
Engineering Software  Free software from the Office of Bridge Technology, Federal Highway Administration, United States Department of Transportation. 

DTColumn 
this
program quickly and easily calculates reinforced concrete column interaction diagrams. It is a FREE download to anyone interested in using it. 

Plane Failure Analysis 
calculates the factor of safety for plane failures in rock and soil slopes where defined discontinuity planes exist. Free from the Southern Illinois University. 

Wedge Failure Analysis
 includes a stereonet view of the planes the user inputs and a printable summary of the analysis. The user can input artifical support (rockbolts, cables, bolts) or calculate the required support by entering the desired factor of safety. Free from the Southern Illinois University. 

IDARCBRIDGE  A
Program for ThreeDimensional Nonlinear Inelastic Analysis of Bridges. Allows many aspects of bridge behavior to be explicitly modeled. Developed at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The program is distributed free. 

SteelS
is a utility containing shape information for W, S, M and HP sections. Basic mechanical and geometrical properties are shown and its based on ASTM A6 as it was current in 2000. Freeware. 

Rest Of The World  Free Engineering
Software


3D Pile Analysis and
Crosssection  2 free analysis programs in Dutch. 

SpanCAD is
software for
the design of structural reinforced concrete walls, discontinuities, deep beams, walls loaded in plane and boxshaped structures. 

Structural Safety 
this program computes the reliability of a structure from the safety factors that are used in its design. It is freeware, so, you can download and use it free of charge. 

Raul Canle's Structural Engineering
page  has some small programs for purlin, stiffeners and plate girder calculations to USA and Spanish codes available for download (in Spanish). 

IFB (Integrated Floor Beams)
The IFB program has been developed for the design of slimfloor slabs based on Integrated Floor Beams (IFB) sections, which are composed of a frame with a splitup wide flange section and a plate welded as bottom or top flange. It is only possible to calculate simple beams that are hung at the two supports. 

AFCC  The
AFCC program calculates the ultimate loads for composite columns AF 30/120 at
room temperature according to EUROCODE 4, part 1.1
(ENV 1944.11) and for the ISO fire classes R30, R60, R90 and R120, in accordance with EUROCODE 4, part 1.2 (ENV 1944,1.2). 

AFCB  The
AFCB
program calculates the ultimate bending moments for composite beams at room temperature according to EUROCODE 4, part 1.1 (ENV 1944.11) and for the ISO fire classes R30, R60, R90 and R120, in accordance with EUROCODE 4, part 1.2 (ENV 1944,1.2). 

European Structural
Steel Sections Technical Data in Excel format from the Europrofil sales programme. 

Response2000 is
an easy to use sectional analysis program that will calculate the strength
and ductility of a reinforced concrete crosssection subjected to shear,
moment, and axial load. All three loads are considered simultaneously to find
the full loaddeformation response using the latest research based on the
modified compression field theory. The program was developed at the
University of Toronto.


Membrane2000 is
an easy to use analysis program that will calculate the loaddeformation
relationship for a uniform panel of reinforced concrete subjected to inplane
shear loading. The program implements the Modified Compression Field Theory
as well as the Rotating AngleSoftened Truss Model and the Fixed
AngleSoftened Truss Models. The program was developed at the University of
Toronto.


Shell2000 is
an easy to use analysis program that will calculate the loaddeformation
relationship for a general plate or shell subjected to any combination of the
8 loads that are possible for such an element. Shell2000 is the first
program to properly account for the outofplane shear distribution in a
rigorous way. The program implements the Modified Compression Field Theory to
arrive at solutions. The program was developed at the University of Toronto.


Triax2000 is
an easy to use analysis program that will calculate the loaddeformation
relationship for a uniform block of reinforced concrete in three dimensions.
It may be subjected to any combination of the general 6 stresses that can be
applied to an arbitrary 3D block. The program implements the Modified
Compression Field Theory to arrive at solutions. The program was developed at
the University of Toronto.


Multiple Fastener Connections
(WIN/UK/free)
 Developed for the research project 'double shear timber connections with dowel type fasteners', by Dr.Ir. Andre Jorissen. With the MFJ program the reduction in the load carrying capacity for multiple fastener connections can be simulated for a variable number of fasteners, depending on the geometry and material properties. 

Timber Frame Housing
(DOS/NL/free)  Developed for the Nordic Timber Council and distributed amongst architects, technical schools and consumers in the Netherlands on quite a large scale. The program shows you the main principles of detailing and construction for this building method. 

Dutch Glulam Design Program
(DOS/NL+UK/free)  With the glulam design program it is easy to design laminated timber constructions quickly and accurately. The program has been designed to be used by structural engineers as well as architects. The program calculates and optimizes the required dimensions, and outputs the moments, shear forces and displacements on either screen or printer. 

Timber Poles Program
(DOS/NL/free)  Program for the design and calculation of foundations with timber poles. You can download and use the program for free. 

Analysis of a
Reinforced Concrete Section  free spreadsheet for the new Australian Standards Concrete Structures and Bridge Design Codes. Calculate stresses under combined bending & axial load, minimum reinforcement areas, crack widths to BS5400 & EuroCode2, ultimate moment capacity for specified axial load, display moment/axial load interaction diagram. 

ProfilARBED 
European beams selection program. The aim of the program is to give the user a fast method to find a steel beam and its associated properties. This can be done by selecting a profile by its name or by searching a profile responding to a set of userdefined conditions. 

CCD 
Composite
Column Design according to Eurocode 4 (ENV 199411). 

PURLIN SIZER 
is a
downloadable Excel spreadsheet file which uses the information from the Cold Formed Lipped Channel spreadsheet to automatically size CFLC purlins. Also, South African Steel Tables in Excel format. 

DesignInHyne /
TasDesign  Free timber beam design software for design to Australian standards. 

Top1 NL design version
4.21  Dutch modern design & engineering tool for timber structures. Optimizes a wide range of structure types, from simple beams and purlins, through boomerang beams and portals. In glulam, sawn timber or Kerto. German version available too. Free. 

Excel spreadsheets for geotechnical
engineering
from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 

BigSolve 
German
beam/frame analysis program. 

Free Office Software


Columbus 
Free
Document Management system from Arup. 
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AVG 6.0 AntiVirus
System  Free Edition, AVG Resident Protection, AVG Email Scanner, AVG OnDemand Scanner, Scheduled Tests, Free Virus Database Updates, Automatic Update feature, EasyToUse Interface, Automatic Healing of infected files, AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files. 
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FPROT AntiVirus
Software From the Imperial College server. Free for personal use. Click the following for more information: CLICK! 
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Time Stamp
 a freeware program you can use to easily track time spent on a project. It enables you to time how long you spend on a task, including features that let you take "slack time" for a phone call or break. Times for various tasks can be linked to an hourly charge rate for accurate billing. 
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ZipCentral is
a
free, robust and easy to use zip file manager with a lot of features. Supports all common zip file actions plus creation of selfextracting archives, drag and drop, disk spanning, shell execution, repairing damaged archives and more. User interface similar to other popular shareware archive managers. 
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StarOffice™
software is a powerful, crossplatform office productivity suite  available
free of charge  that delivers seamless access to applications and files.
Includes spreadsheet software. 
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Copernic 2000 is
an intelligent agent that carries out your netsearches by simultaneously
consulting the most important search engines of the Internet. Some 65
information sources are accessible with this version. Copernic 2000 is FREE.

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Go!Zilla 
recover from download errors and resume failed downloads, manage and
categorize files to download later and get those files from the most
responsive site.
Free unlimited, fully functional. 
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Microsoft Word Viewer 97/2000
(Win95/98/NT)
This free program lets you view and print not only MS Word 97/2000 documents, but also documents created with all prior versions of Word for Windows and version 4.0 and above of Word for Macintosh. 
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Free PDF v0.95 Public Beta
 Create your own PDFs files for free. Make professional looking, PDF Portable Document Format viewable/printable with Adobe Acrobat Reader on any platform. 
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Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ is
free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. 
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IrfanView is
a very fast FREEWARE
32Bit graphic viewer for Windoze 9x, Windows NT and Windows 2000. 
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602Pro PC Suite v2000b
is an integrated office suite which includes four applications: a word processor, spreadsheet, graphics editor, and visual desktop. OS: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000 License: Freeware. 

GNOME Office includes
AbiWord, Gnumeric, GIMP, Dia, EOG, GNOMEPIM, and GNOMEDB. AbiWord is a word processor, Gnumeric is a spreadsheet application, the GIMP is an extremely powerful and versatile image editing program, Dia draws structured diagrams, Eye Of GNOME is an image viewer, GNOMEPIM is a personal information manager, and GNOMEDB provides database connectivity. Freeware project. 
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Grids was
designed as a simple vectorial drawing software
for Windows. Its principal functions are dedicated to schemes drawing, thus you can generate libraries with symbols which can be easily used (many symbols are provided with Grids). It can be used for networks schemes, for electrical schemes, for databases conception, flood charts, etc. Grids is a free software. 
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Drawme 
a drawing
program for Windows 3.1 This drawing program is freeware and is designed to provide a simple means for creating diagrams and illustrations to scale. 
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WordWeb
is a free comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus that works with several word processors or as a stand alone program. The program has a large database of more than 120,000 root words, 100,000 synonym sets and comes with a template file so you can use it directly with Microsoft Word 6.0, 7.0, or 97. 
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THE Thinking Man's
Thesaurus  includes a powerful thesaurus and a dictionary which can check the spelling of individual words as well as provide you with a list of similarly spelt words. Freeware. 
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Sicyon is
a
freeware allinone type of software consisting: expression calculator + constants database + units converter + solver. 
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Calc98 
is a
pocket calculator simulator program for the Microsoft Windows operating system. It is a replacement for the calculator program which is included with the operating system, with many additional features and greater flexibility. It is especially designed for scientific and engineering users and includes a wide range of units conversions and scientific functions. Free. 
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GraphTablet 
With
a simple, pushbutton interface you can create blank rectangular, polar, or semilog graph paper on your home printer. Free. 
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Commercial Software
 AASHTO  Automatic Dynamic
Incremental Nonlinear Analysis
 ADINA  Automatic Dynamic
Incremental Nonlinear Analysis
 American
Iron and Steel Institute Bridge Software
 ANSYS  Structural
analysis, heat transference, fluids dynamic, electromagnetics...
 Aprop1.01  An "Integration
by Area" method that allows the user to determine section Properties
 BAP2  Beam Analysis Program
 BEST Center Software  A
portfolio of bridge software including MERLINDASH
 BD3  3D Analysis and Design of
Concrete Segmental Bridges
 BiAxialer 
Analyze reinforced concrete crosssections
 BOSS International  Civil and
Environmental Software
 BRASS 
Bridge Rating and Analysis of Structural Systems
 BRIDG for Windows  Bridge Rating
and Interactive Display Graphics
 Bridge Designer II  2D Analysis and
Design of Concrete Segmental Bridges
 BRIGADE  A finite element
program for bridge analysis
 CADRE  Finite Element
Software
 CartéGraph Software Suite 
Asset Management/GIS Software for the Public Works Industry
 Cbeam 2002  Continuous beam
software that allows the user to solve statically indeterminate beam
structures
 cecBRIDGE Automated
Drafting Software Suite
 CivilFEM  makes the best civil
engineering customization of the finite element program ANSYS
 CivilState  Bridge Analysis and
Steel Girder Design Software
 CivilTech 
Engineering, Architectural, and Educational Software
 Delta Structural Software 
Delta Structural Analysis & Design Software
 Dr. Software, LLC 
specializing in the development of structural modeling software for
engineering and architectural professionals and students
 Eriksson Technologies  Bridge
design software for AASHTO LRFD and Standard Specs
 EZBeam  Calculates shear and
moment diagrams for continuous beams
 GaLa Reinforcement  General
analysis of reinforced concrete elements
 gINT Geotechnical Software 
a costeffective solution for geotechnical and geoenvironmental
professionals
 GRASP  Analysis
of 2D frames and trusses
 GT STRUDL 
Structural Analysis and Design Software for Civil Engineers
 HORMINORMe
 InspectTech  Bridge
Management and Inspection software with GIS
 Integer Software 
Bridge design, analysis, assessment and load optimisation software
 KRTEK Software  BASSIG, IGird,
Krbeam99, Krwall99, ConcWall, ConcBeam
 LARSA  Integrated Linear and
Nonlinear FEA and Design Software
 LEAP  Bridge Design Software
 Logicsphere  Concrete Design
Software
 LUSAS Bridge  Bridge Design,
Analysis, and Assessment
 MC3D  MatchCasting Geometry
Control for PreStress Concrete Segmental Bridges
 MSC
Nastran
 NAG  Numerical Algorithms Group
 NEi NASTRAN 
Finite Element Analysis Engine
 Oasys  Structural and
geotechnical analysis software
 OmniCon 98 
A Metric conversion program
 OPTIMATE  Bridge design/rating
software: straight/curved girder systems, trusses,and sign bridge
structures.
 PGSuper 
PrecastPrestressed Girder design and analysis software
 QConBridge 
Live load analysis for the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification HL93
live load model
 RISA2D, RISA3D, RISAFOOT, RISABASE 
Analysis and Design Software
 SAFI Quality Software, Inc. 
Structural Engineering Software
 SAM for Bridge Engineering 
Structural Analysis and Design Software for Bridges
 SAP90  General Purpose
Analysis and Design
 SecProp  Computes
section properties of regular or irregular sections
 SigmaX Section  Bridge and
Structural Engineering Software
 Simple Beam  A framing member
evaluation program for vertical and horizontal glazing components
 Simplified Bridge Solutions Ltd. 
Bridge Analysis & Design Software
 SmartDraw  Engineering Drawing
Software
 SOFiSTiK  NonLinear FEA &
Design for Prestressed and PostTesnioned Structures
 SOLVIA  Finite Element System
 SPEMC  Seismic
Performance Engineering  Moment Curvature Program
 STAAD.Pro  General Purpose
Analysis and Design
 STLBRIDGE  Continuous Steel
Bridge Analysis and Design
 Strand7  Finite Element Analysis
System
 STRAP  Software for the
Structural, Civil, and Bridge Engineer
 Structural Software 
Structural, Bridge, & Civil Software
 TK Solver  Math Modeling Software and
Equation Solver for Engineering Applications
 UBC Elements  A windload
evaluation program for Elements and Components
 VBent  Graphical Interface
Pier/Bent Analysis Program
 VisualAnalysis  Frame & Finite
Element Analysis Software