The Direct Analysis Method (DAM) is an AISC approach for stability design applicable to steel structures of all structural system types.
Advantages of DAM implementation include:
Investigate the linear and nonlinear behavior of many structure types.
Run data on a wide range of projects of almost any type. Structural engineers can take advantage of simple and effective analysis of static, modal, and nonlinear structures, and run analysis on seismic studies, time history analysis, and more.
Fast, dynamic solvers enable you to carry out structural dynamic analysis for structures of any size.
Design and optimize efficient analysis algorithms for quad-core and multicore computer processors. Structural engineers have the calculation speed to deliver accurate engineering analysis results for demanding structures in minutes, rather than hours.