ICAB Finite Element Software for structural analysis
ICAB provides general purpose CAD softwares based on the Finite Element Method to engineer structures
Quick and accurate design by using the Finite Element Method
The finite element analysis is a numerical method used to predict the behavior and
check the strength of structures before the effective building.
In the 60' and 70', the Finite Element Method has been used for the achievement of
large engineering projects (space, nuclear industry).
In the 80', large corporations bought mainframes and used this type of calculus for industrial fields such as aeronautics, automobile.
These techniques are now available to you on any computer working with Windows.
ICAB applications use the graphical interface Windows. You can use all the power of
your computer without the long painful training required by other traditional operating
If you already use a Windows software, you are already familiar with the ICAB applications.
Context sensitive help notes are provided with all ICAB applications. Printed documentation includes graphs and examples that provide you with advanced modelling techniques.
ICAB applications work on any computer which supports Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or
The Finite Element Method can be applied to practically all engineering fields. Sooner or later you will use this method.
Get involved in CAD world by using ICAB.
ICAB supports standard exchange CAD files (DXF, IGES, Universal) and Office software (Word processor, spreadsheet).
The commitment of ICAB is to provide you with computer aided design software working on
the most popular computer system and with techniques once reserved to research labs.
Core of all ICAB functions including graphic modelling, computation, visual results, management of files and data base
Design of metallic and wood frames
self optimized design of frameworks, constructions
automatic generation of climatic loads (snow, wind + uniform load on selected areas) on the structure
Library including all standard profiles (I, H, L, T, U...) and tool to compute common profiles.
Dynamic analysis (vibration modes and generalized buckling)
Computation of homogeneous and composite shells
Design of assemblage in steel construction.
ICAB extensions provide the user with methods used to to design beam, plate, shell made from various material such as steel or aluminium metal, wood, concrete (standards: CM66, CB71, BAEL91, eurocode, AISI)