ASI Extreme Loading for Structures Software and Services Gain Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation

Released on: August 5, 2008, 12:47 am

Press Release Author: Steven Bruns

Industry: Aerospace

Press Release Summary: Applied Science International's Extreme Loading for
Structures (ELS) technology and consulting services have just been assigned the
Department of Homeland Security's SAFETY Act Designation for Anti-Terrorism.

Press Release Body: Raleigh, NC, August 5, 2008 -- Applied Science International
(ASI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has
designated ASI's Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) software as a qualified
anti-terrorism technology. Included in the technology designation are training and
ASI consulting services regarding its use and implementation for decision makers
determining structural vulnerabilities.

Extreme Loading® technology improves current vulnerability assessment practices by
providing 3D structurally engineered visuals and scenario simulations to decision
makers during the assessment process. This, in turn, creates assessment teams that
are better equipped to make decisions regarding architecture, structure, perimeters
and other critical infrastructure exposed to acts of terrorism or natural disasters.

ELS visuals now allow first responders to become integral participants in the
development of threat scenarios for crisis management planning. ELS software aids in
the design, analysis, protection, retrofit and demolition of structures, and it is
the only structural analysis tool that provides the capability to simulate
everything from a local failure to the global response of the structure. A Special
Report addressing ASI's technology issued by the Homeland Defense Journal and titled
"Changing the Known Built World" is available for downloading at

The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY
Act) - "provides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified
Anti-Terrorism Technologies - whether they are products or services. The goal of the
SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative
anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections. For more
details, see the SAFETY Act Final Rule." .

Extreme Loading® technology is based on ASI's implementation of the Applied Element
Method (AEM), a breakthrough development which simulates automatic crack initiation,
separation of materials, and collision of materials closer to reality than any other
structural analysis technology. ELS is a one of a kind tool currently used for
physical security assessments, advanced structural engineering applications
including performance based design, progressive collapse and seismic analysis,
forensic analysis, and demolition planning and prediction.

For more information about Applied Science International's (ASI) services and
Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) software, visit:
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Contact Details: Steven Bruns
Applied Science International, LLC
3221 Wellington Court
Raleigh, NC 27615

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