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Section and girder design
Define materials, beam, and girder components in an interactive graphical calculation environment.
Loading and analysis
Use an integrated workflow for loading, analysis, and code checking (AASHTO, EUROCODES, and more) throughout the project.
Automatically generate compliant reports that incorporate relevant design codes.
Structural Bridge Design software, formerly Sam Integrated Bridge Design software, enables you to create detailed designs faster. Define bridge components and easily incorporate them into the analytical model with productivity tools.
Use graphical tools for the definition of materials, section geometry, and components.
Save time with automatic calculations and analysis covering basic section properties and capacities, supporting reinforced and prestressed concrete sections for biaxial bending and axial loading, as well as other detailed checks such as torsion, shear, and crack width calculations.
Elevate section design by looking at the full length of the girder. Using an interactive calculation environment to view results in graphical form, engineers can interact with the girder properties directly to achieve the desired end result. This eliminates guesswork regarding critical areas of their designs.
Better understand structural behavior with side-by-side graphical displays of data and results at all stages of analysis and design.
The fully integrated workflow environment enables you to refine design options faster with automated change updates in a "define-analyze-code check" loop.
Get a variety of modeling options, from simple line beam analysis and more complex grillages to finite element analysis (FEA) incorporating composite beam and shell elements.
In addition to the more common linear analysis, advanced features improve workflow efficiency, including staged construction capability, influence surface generation, and automated traffic load optimization.
Extensive code checking functionality supports AASHTO LRFD6; AASHTO 17th edition; EuroCodes with various country-specific National Annexes; Australian AS5100; Transit NZ Bridge manual; and BS5400 and DMRB design codes.
Easy-to-read hand-calculation-style reports are automatically generated for the relevant design code, removing the need for lengthy postprocessing of results.
Based on relevant design code for each check, the relevant part of the design code is referenced together with the formulas in question followed by the actual calculation, making any code cross-checking more efficient.