The Effect of Interoperability Between BIM and FEM Tools on Structural Modeling and Analysis

Technical Article

The Master Thesis of Tamás Drávai, Haroon Khalyar and Gábor Nagy deals with the effect of interoperability between Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Modeling (FEM) software on structural modeling and analysis. Several case studies were conducted, where a building information model was transferred from CAD to FEM software with different data exchange formats.
Based on interviews and collaboration with several engineering companies, certain CAD and FEM software were chosen for the case studies.


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