ADAPTIC is an adaptive static and dynamic structural analysis program which has been developed to provide an efficient tool for the nonlinear analysis of steel and composite frames, slabs, shells and integrated structures.
The initial development of ADAPTIC was driven by the needs of the offshore industry for an accurate yet efficient nonlinear analysis of offshore jackets subject to extreme static and dynamic loading. This motivated the development of pioneering adaptive nonlinear dynamic analysis techniques for framed structures, accounting for geometric and material nonlinearity, which formed the basis of Prof. Izzuddin's PhD thesis, and which were extensively applied in nonlinear structural analysis under earthquake loading.
Since then the program has been extensively developed to deal with other extreme loading, such as fire and blast, as well as numerous additional structural forms, such as R/C and steel-decked composite slabs, cable and membrane structures, and curved shells. Most of these novel developments have been published in leading international scientific and professional journals as well as in international conferences (see the list of publications).