Geotechnical Research Centre

DYNA6.1 Software


The DYNA6.1 program returns the response of rigid foundations to all types of dynamic loads.  The rotation of centrifugal or reciprocating machines, shock-producing machines, earthquakes, traffic and other sources of dynamic forces can produce these loads.  The foundation can be supporting a single or multiple machines.  The response to harmonic loading for a flexible, rectangular mat on elastic half-space or on a group of piles can also be calculated.  The stiffness and damping constants of the foundation (needed for the analysis) are evaluated within the program for surface foundations, embedded foundations and piles, pile interaction in a group and other features.  For rigid footings, all six degrees of freedom are considered as coupled.

The foundation stiffness and damping constants (matrices) are also returned for possible use in soil-structure interaction analysis.  These constants are available for rigid footings, flexible mats (caps) on piles, or piles without any connecting cap, and also for flexible mats on elastic half-space.

Frequently asked questions for DYNA6.1 is available here.

A PDF describing DYNA6.1's capabilities can be found here.

DYNA6.1's main features are as follows:

As soon as we receive your order, we will provide you with a site to download the software. Upon installing the software on your computer, the program will prompt you for an activation code. We issue the activation code based on the computer code generated by the program DYNA6.1 representing the ID of your system. You send this code to us, we e-mail you back the activation code. This whole process can take only a few minutes. There is no maintenance fee. 

In order to process the order we require a purchase order and the name of the person who will sign the license agreement.

Please send to the attention:

Cynthia Quintus

Geotechnical Research Centre

Western University
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 5B9
Tel:     519.661.3344


For technical inquiries contact:

M. Hesham El Naggar, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Director, Geotechnical Research Centre

Western University

Tel:     519.661.4219

Existing Clients (partial list)

▪   AMEC Americas Limited
▪   Arup
▪   Barr Engineering Company
▪   Black & Veatch Corporation
▪   Burns & McDonnell
▪   CB&I
▪   Cimarron Engineering Limited
▪   Consultec
▪   Cornerstone Engineering
▪   Excelsior Engineering Limited
▪   Fluor
▪   Fu-Tai Engineering Co. Limited
▪   Genivar
▪   Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
▪   Mosayk Limited, Italy
▪   Propak Systems Limited
▪   rCon Engineers Inc.
▪   Samsung Engineering
▪   SNC Lavalin Inc.
▪   Stantec
▪   Technip
▪   WorleyParsons
▪   + More worldwide