Software and Tools

Software and Tools

The MAE Center has developed software over the years to help engineers, risk analysis and decision makers in various endeavours. This software can be downloaded from this page.


MAEViz is an advanced tool for seismic loss assessment and risk management. It follows the Consequence-based Risk Management methodology using a visually-based, menu-driven system to generate damage estimates from scientific and engineering principles and data, test multiple mitigation strategies, and support modeling efforts to estimate higher level impacts of earthquake hazards, such as impacts on transportation networks, social, or economic systems. (read more)


ZEUS-NL is the analysis and simulation platform of the MAE Center. It is a state-of-the-art 3D static and dynamic analysis platform specifically developed for earthquake engineering applications. (read more)


DEEPSOIL is a software tool for the analysis of 1-D seismic response of soil columns. It allows engineers and researchers to qualitatively assess the influence of soil layers of varying stiffness on the propagated ground motion during a seismic event. (read more)


UI-SIMCOR is a distributed-hybrid simulation software platform developed by the NEES@ Illinois MUST-SIM facility and the MAE Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It has been developed in NEES at UIUC facility to facilitate geographically distributed PSD hybrid simulation. (read more)

Other Software

NEES-SAM is interface between NEES-POP server and Zeus-NL (or OpenSees). The compiled version of NEES-SAM is included with the UI-SimCor distribution. The NEES-SAM is written in Microsoft Visual C++ .NET. To compile the source code, it is necessary to install Tee-Chart, which is a commercial third-party library for plotting real-time monitoring window.

Download NEES-SAM Software

P-FAS is a software to perform parameterized fragility analysis where a set of generic fragility curves are constructed using parameterized structural response characteristics (stiffness, strength and ductility) and the Response Database (RD). The structural response parameters are defined for the single-degree of freedom (SDOF) system that is equivalent to the complex structure. The Response Database is obtained from pre-run dynamic analysis results for a range of structural response parameters. Simulation is therefore no longer needed for a newly defined structural system. To download the software, click on the below link.

Download P-FAS Software

Utility Software for Earthquake Engineering (USEE) provides a Windows-based user-friendly graphic interface for performing simple computer simulations of the response of structures subjected to earthquake ground shaking and for accessing data and products of the MAE Center.

Download USEE Software