Dams & Dikes

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Dams and dikes are complex structures whose analysis requires the advanced functionality of a finite element analysis software package that can carry out complex analyses with ease.

Proven in this sector

The right choice

Everything in DIANA’s arsenal of material and analysis functionality comes together to make it the obvious choice for analysis of this type of complex structure.

Within one software package and in one analysis, you can carry out complicated concrete analyses in conjunction with geotechnical and dynamic functionality to ensure that you are designing a safe, cost-effective and, in today’s terms, “green” structure.

Moving forward with confidence in solutions

The right track history

Because of the importance of such critical structures, you need to be sure that you are using a proven software for the job.

DIANA provides you with the ability to ensure that you are following in the footsteps of many successful projects around the world. As a designer of sophisticated structures many factors need to be taken into account:

  • Construction phases including nonlinear material behavior over time, and ambient/time/temperature dependent material behavior.
  • The interaction of the structure between the reservoir, the ground and its foundation against the whole body of the dam
  • Forces incumbent on the dam during or after – eg. earthquake, and other coupled phenomena

Dedicated features for dam and dike analysis

  • Direct frequency analysis, modal response analysis, and spectral response analysis, with fluid-structure interaction
  • Linear and nonlinear time domain analysis with a wide choice of time integration schemes
  • Hybrid frequency-time domain analysis, with possibility to include compressibility of the fluid and bottom absorption
  • Multi-directional acceleration loads
  • Viscous, structural and continuous damping
  • Specified or calculated initial conditions
Material models
  • Mohr-Coulomb and Drucker-Prager
  • Tresca and Von Mises
  • Modified Mohr-Coulomb (double-hardening)
  • Hoek-Brown and Jointed-rock
  • Modified Cam-Clay
    Jardine (London Clay)
  • Nonlinear elasticity (Duncan-Chang)
  • Discrete cracking with interface elements (inc. Janssen model)
  • Smeared cracking models with fixed and rotating cracks
  • Material aging
  • Liquefaction 


Analysis features
  • Fully coupled consolidation
  • Saturated and partially saturated soils
  • Steady-state and transient ground-water flow
  • Drained/undrained soil
  • Phased analysis
  • Nonlinear analysis
Material models 
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Linear elastic and plastic reinforcements
  • User-supplied materials
  • Linear, nonlinear and hyper elasticity
  • Mohr-Coulomb and Drucker-Prager
  • Multi-directional fixed crack model
  • Total strain crack models
  • Several models for joints


Analysis features
  • Coupled thermo-stress analysis
  • Young hardening concrete behaviour also with cooling
  • Time, temperature and maturity dependency
  • Discrete and smeared crack analysis
    Dedicated post-processing of crack patterns

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We provide a wide range of flexible licensing modules and subscription plans for advanced calculations. Our Sales Team are always more than happy to discuss your requirements and can make individualized proposals based on your specific needs. 

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