CivilFEM NPP Multidiscipline


The most advanced, comprehensive and reputable analysis and design software package available for Structural Analysis and Design of Nuclear Engineering Projects. CivilFEM is prepared to handle the structural engineering computational aspects of the next generation of nuclear technologies to meet your growing needs.

Ingeciber’s Quality Assurance System adheres to the highest standards and regulations in the industry, including:

– ISO 9001 certificate: Ingeciber undergoes an annual third-party audit and holds certifications for ISO 9001 in Software Development, Technical Support, Consulting, and Training.

– Adherence to ASME NQA – 1; US NRC 10 CFR Part 50 App. B, and NRC 10 CFR Part 21 in our internal processes.

– Ingeciber has been audited by prominent Nuclear Industry companies such as AREVA NPP, Bechtel NPP, and Westinghouse NPP. Our software may be used by these companies for their internal purposes but do not hold certifications for third-party use. For more detailed information on our audit processes and the services we offer to other companies, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

Nuclear Codes

  • ACI 349-01.
  • ACI 359-04.
  • ACI 359 Sec. 3 Division 2.
  • ANSI/AISC N690-94/06 (LRFD/ASD).
  • ASME B&PV Code Section III, Subsection NF.
  • AISC Code ASD 9th Edition.
  • ASCE 4-98.
  • EPRI NP-6041-SL.
  • ITER Structural Design Code.



Analysis of concrete nuclear facilities, including determination of stresses in concrete and rebar in shell/brick elements subjected to in-plane shear/membrane forces and biaxial bending moments.



Ability to model any structure inside a nuclear plant such as:

  • Generator pedestals.
  • Pipe support systems.
  • Cable trays.
  • Containment building.
  • Pressure vessels.
  • Underground Waste Storage Tanks.



Utility to postprocess solid element models as shell elements models (Solid to Shell)


  • Easily modeling of pressure increment inside the containment structure in case of accident.


Seismic Analysis

  • User defined response spectrum to perform a seismic simulation as complex as needed.
  • Seismic Capacity and Stability.
  • Seismic analysis of foundations.

Thermal Creep

Swelling materials

  • Degradation of material properties due to heat.
  • Old nuclear plants can be analysed using new technologies.

Soil-structure interaction

Design/analysis of turbomachinery/rotating equipment foundations, including modeling of dynamic properties of the supporting soil layer(s) or piles.

Analysis of post-tensioned containment structures, including effects of creep, relaxation, etc.

Possibility of using prestressed capabilities applied to any geometry.

  • Tendons may be defined independently from a support beam (Prestressed Concrete Module).
  • Prestressing on shell elements models (Prestressed Concrete Module).

All capabilities

All advanced capabilities of CivilFEM applied to nuclear analysis. 

  • Units: International, British feet units, British inch units and user defined.
  • CORE 2 & 64 bits Windows O.S. Supported.
  • Non-linear and time dependent material properties.
  • CivilFEM and user defined cross sections.
  • 3D beam gnerator engine.
  • DXF connection.
  • Shell reinforcement utilies (CEB method, Wood Armer, virtual frames, most unfavorable direction)
  • Smart load combinations and envelopes.
  • Steel Code Checking.
  • Concrete code checking and design.
  • Seismic utility including intensity maps.
  • Envelopes after combining.
  • Solid section reinforcement.
  • Advanced Push over analysis.
  • Solid 65 tools (advanced concrete cracking analysis).
  • Creep and shinkrage: according to codes or advanced calculations.
  • Optimitation, APDL. – Non linear construction processes.
  • HTML & Excel Connection.
  • CORE 2 & 64 bits Windows O.S. Supported.
  • Etc.