ATENA Documentation

The complete ATENA program documentation, as included in the latest installation, is available here for reading/download.

 

Basic Tutorials

Tutorial for ATENA Engineering 2D This is an introductory manual for first time users of ATENA 2D. On a simple example of four point concrete beam in bending it explains how to:
  • create the numerical model in ATENA
  • execute the nonlinear analysis and monitor the results during the analysis,
  • post-process the calculated results.
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Tutorial for ATENA Engineering 3D This is an introductory manual for first time users of ATENA 3D. On a simple example of four point concrete beam in bending it explains how to:
  • create the numerical model in ATENA
  • execute the nonlinear analysis and monitor the results during the analysis,
  • post-process the calculated results.
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Tutorial for ATENA Science GiD This is an introductory manual for first time users of ATENA Science (ATENA-GiD). On a simple example of four point concrete beam in bending it explains how to:
  • create the numerical model in ATENA-GiD
  • execute the nonlinear analysis and monitor the results during the analysis,
  • post-process the calculated results.
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Advanced Tutorials

Tutorial for Thermal Analysis in ATENA This document has been integrated into chapter 3. TRANSPORT ANALYSIS of the ATENA Science Example Manual. Download
Tutorial for Construction Process in GiD This document has been integrated into chapter 2.2 Tutorial for Construction Process of the ATENA Science Example Manual. Download
Tutorial for Construction Process in ATENA 2D This document contains a brief step by step description for performing thermal analyses using ATENA 2D. Download
Tutorial for ATENA Science GiD FRC Analysis of fiber reinforced concrete structures, where one of the main problems the user typically need to solve is the proper definition of the fiber reinforced concrete material parameters. This process typically involves an inverse analysis of standard material tests. This process is in detail described in this tutorial with an application to segmental tunnel lining. Download
Tutorial for ATENA Science GiD Strengthening Strengthening by carbon fiber rods, lamellas or sheets is another application domain, where simulation with ATENA can be extremely useful. There are 4 possible approaches in ATENA for this problematics, and this manual provides a step by step guidance and hands-on experience. Download
Tutorial for ATENA Science GiD Construction Process Construction process involves changing of structural geometry or properties during the construction. ATENA simulation system allows changes both in geometry, loads, boundary conditions as well as material properties at any time during the analysis. Download


Examples

ATENA Science Examples Manual Example manual for ATENA Science, including modelling creep and construction process. Download
ATENA Engineering Example Manual Example manual for ATENA Engineering 2D+3D. Among others the manual contains the following 2D and 3D examples:
  • Concrete in uniaxial tension and compression.
  • Beam failure in shear.
  • Shear wall with opening.
  • Pre-stressing with internal or external cables.
  • Analysis of reinforcement bond failure.
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General

ATENA Troubleshooting Reference for ATENA error and warning messages and solutions to frequent problems with analysis using ATENA. Download
ATENA Win Manual Starting from ATENA version 2.0.1 a new tool was introduced in the distribution package. This new program is called AtenaWin and it is especially usefull for users that want to do 3D analysis with ATENA.

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ATENA GiD User's Manual This manuals describes how to use the ATENA/GiD interface. GiD is a general purpose finite element pre- and post-processor. For more information about GiD see http://gid.cimne.upc.es/. Download
User's Manual for ATENA 2D Detailed manual explaining the graphical user interface of ATENA 2D program. Download
ATENA 3D User's Manual Description of 3D Atena interactive graphical platform for running advanced nonlinear analyses of reinforced concrete structures in a user-friendly environment. Download
ATENA Engineering 3D Help The help file for Atena 3D (to replace the old one in %ProgramFiles%\CervenkaConsulting\Atena v4). Download
Update HASP manual for ATENA v5 Remote Update Instructions for HASP Hardware Key Download
ATENA Science Studio User´s Manual This manuals describes how to use the ATENA/Studio interface. Download


Reference

User Material DLL This document contains a description of implementing a user material model in ATENA. Download
Manual for Atena T3D Mesh Generator The mesh generator t3d, which is a powerfull mesh generator. This manual describes the commands that must be inserted into the input file (*.inp file) in order to utilize this functionality. Download
ATENA Input File Format This manual contains the description of the input file format for the numerical kernel of ATENA software. It is an important source of information for the users who are using AtenaConsole or AtenaWin. Download
ATENA Theory This manual contains a detailed description about the theories used in ATENA software. The manual contains the description of finite elements, material models and nonlinear solution strategies. Download