The purpose of this training is to address how model a complex structure with unconventional bridge structures, geometric irregularities and complex construction sequences.
The geometric irregularities include tapered (varying depth) girders, flared ends and bridge splits. Regarding the complex construction sequences, a rehabilitation project will be discussed as an example project.
Projects Discussed in this Session
Project Information Steel Composite I Girder Bridge Construction Type: Rehabilitation Remarks: varying bridge width, additional girder line joining
Discussion Overview 1. Steel Composite I Girder Bridge Rehabilitation example • Manual modeling approach - CAD import and other manual modeling functions - How to manage tedious link modeling • Construction Stage Set up for rehabilitation project - Flexible CS set up for rehab projects • Moving load analysis - Moving load analysis for the varying deck width
Project Information Prestressed concrete I Girder Bridge Construction Type: New construction Remarks: Girder in transverse direction, parts of girders uncovered with the bridge deck
Discussion Overview 2. Prestressed Concrete I Girder Bridge example • Manual Modeling - CAD import and other manual modeling functions - Deck lies in the transverse direction • Construction Stage Set up for the non-uniform deck pouring - How to distinguish/differentiate non-composite & composite parts • Moving Load Analysis - How to run moving load for the project with the transverse girders - How to run moving load analysis during the rehab construction
Please note that the PDH credit will not be provided for attending this course.