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3D FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS and DESIGN SOFTWARE for BRIDGES and STRUCTURES Windows XP/ Vista /Wındows 7 (64 bit Multiprocessor/Multi-threading) Multi-Processor /Multi-Threading Analysis Solvers; Fast, fast, fast analysis times and unmatched solution capacity • Very large models • Nonsymetrical and Symetrical Structures • Piled Foundations, Cable Structures • Reinforced Concrete, Steel and Aluminum Frame Design, Shell R.Concrete Design • Modal Analysis, Response Spectrum, Time History, Linear and Nonlinear Analysis, Pushover Analysis, Base Isolators, Viscous Dampers, Power Spectral Density, Staged Construction, Explosion Analysis, Time dependent Creep and Schrinkage • MODEL-ALIVE™ Option in ; The Model-Alive feature provides continuous updating of the model during development and editing, automatically re-running the analysis for every revision so that model changes are easily evaluated.








static and dynamic analysis are all available in CSiBridge. Seismic design and capacity checks may be automated to include lateral pushover analysis. Inc. 3 . All of the powerful features from SAP2000/Bridge have been incorporated into CSiBridge. material nonlinearity. bearings. abutments.CSiBridge Version 15 Significant Features Computers and Structures. superstructure and substructure components. line. hinges. geometric nonlinearity (P-delta and large displacements). CSIBridge Plus Same features as SAP2000 Plus with Bridge Module CSIBridge Plus w/Rating Same as CSIBridge Plus also includes Bridge Rating feature. Now. not starting from a previous case CSIBridge Advanced w/Rating Same as CSIBridge Advanced also includes Bridge Rating feature. Lanes and vehicles can be defined quickly and include width effects. Staged construction. such as layout lines. Wave loading cases 5. Bridge models may be defined using ribbon tabs and buttons that use common bridge engineering terms. the analysis. is proud to release the all-new CSiBridge. design. Simple and practical Gantt charts are available to simulate modeling of construction sequences and scheduling. shell or solid objects. Direct Integration history cases 4. and new features have been added: · Faster 3-D graphics · Steel-girder design · Steel-girder design optimization · Load rating for concrete bridges · New international vehicles · Hybrid steel girder · Point. The AASHTO LRFD design is included for steel and concrete bridges with automated load combinations. cable tensioning to target forces. non time-dependent. camber and shape finding. CSiBridge incorporates a new ribbon-based interface that provides for an easy-to-use and intuitive workflow. buckling. CSI Bridge Levels CSIBridge Advanced The following items are only available in the Advanced Level: 1. Parametrically defined bridge models may be created using spine. and area loading on deck · Staggered diaphragms · Import of layout lines from LandXML · Detailed stress results for girder and slab in staged-construction CSiBridge allows for quick and easy design and retrofitting of steel and concrete bridges. Nonlinear history cases 3. creep and shrinkage analysis. bents. Nonlinear static cases – except for single stage with T/C limited frames and P-delta 2. and rating of simple to complex bridges may be handled using a single program. and post-tensioning. Staged constructions cases – except single stage.

CSiBRIDGE FEATURES Parametric Bridge Modeling Bridge template modeling for: Straight or curved bridges Steel Girder Bridges Concrete box girder bridges Cable stayed bridges Layout line definitions: Using bearings and stations Using landXML data files Deck section templates: Steel girder Concrete box girder Precast I and U girders T girders Super-elevations and skews Spans Abutments Bents Hinges Bearings Nonlinear bearings Cross sectional variations along length 4 Plus Plus w/ Rating Advanced Advanced w/ Rating .

& cold formed sections Section designer for specialized sections Interactive database spreadsheet editing Analytical Modeling Features Meshing tools Automatic mesh generator Automatic edge constraint technology for mismatched meshes 2D and 3D frame element Tendon element Cable element Catenary cable behavior Shell element Coupled spring element Plane-stress.Lane definitions Post-tensioning: Quick and easy tendon layout Additional Drafting and Modeling 3D line and area objects 3D solid objects Database of all standard hot rolled steel. isolators Frame tension/compression-only behavior Nonlinear frame hinge element Nonlinear layered shell element Loading Features Parametric loading capabilities tied to bridge geometry Moving loads on lanes independent of shells and solid elementst AASHTO and international vehicle load definitions General vehicle and train load definitions 5 Plus Plus w/ Rating Advanced Advanced w/ Rating Plus Plus w/ Rating Advanced Advanced w/ Rating Plus Plus w/ Rating Advanced Advanced w/ Rating . aluminum. hooks Nonlinear link elements: plasticity. plane-strain and solid of revolution (Asolid) elements Linear link element with stiffness and damping Automated panel zone element Nonlinear link elements: gaps. dampers.

SRSS. rods & beams Eigen analysis with auto-shifting for ill-conditioned problems Ritz analysis for fast predominant mode evaluation with missing mass Multiple response spectrum cases in single run Modal combination by the CQC.both small and large P-delta Static pushover analysis Wilson FNA (Fast Nonlinear Analysis) method Direct integration time history Line and surface multi-linear springs (P-y curves) 6 Plus Plus w/ Rating Advanced Advanced w/ Rating . target force Prestress loads Analysis Features Fast advanced solver technology with SAPFireTM analysis engine Multiple 64-bit solvers for analysis optimization Generalized joint constraints including: diaphragms. GMC or double sum methods Direction combinations by the ABS. or CQC3 methods Linear dynamic modal time history analysis Frequency domain analysis Power spectral density analysis Linear buckling analysis Nonlinear buckling analysis Nonlinear analysis Tension/Compression-only frame elements P-delta analysis . line.Point. deformation loads. pressure and thermal loading Strain loads. plates. and area loads Tributary area load distribution to frames Automatic code-based wind loading Pattern loading Open structure wind loading Automatic code-based seismic loading Applied displacement loading Gravity. trapezoidal. SRSS.

jpg. C Category D Bridge Rating Capabilities Concrete box girder bridges (AASHTO LRFR 2005) Precast I and U girder bridges (AASHTO LRFR 2005) Output and Display Features Deformed and undeformed geometry in 3D Loading diagrams Moment. B. time 3D Influence surfaces Force vs.large displacement Creep and shrinkage Staged construction Gantt chart scheduler Target final geometry iterations Static & dynamic load combos .Material nonlinearity .tif 7 Plus Plus w/ Rating Advanced Advanced w/ Rating Plus Plus w/ Rating Advanced Advanced w/ Rating Plus Plus w/ Rating Advanced Advanced w/ Rating .linear. envelope. absolute.frame hinges and links Geometric nonlinearity .bmp. shear and axial force diagrams Stress contours for area and solid objects Resultant forces displayed along section cuts Detailed results with right button click Virtual work plots Time history displays of function vs. deformation plots Response spectrum curves from time history response Video of animations and time varying results displays Capture of graphics to .emf. . . SRSS. range Design Features Bridge superstructure design: Composite steel girder (AASHTO LRFD 2007 with 2008 interims) Precast I and U girder (AASHTO LRFD 2007) Concrete box girder (AASHTO LRFD 2007) Automated seismic design: Category A. .

bents. • Step-by-step creation of complete bridge model • Detailed guidance for each step • Tree view of bridge model updated with each change • Automatically update model by changing parameters BRIDGE OBJECT MODEL A comprehensive assemblage of all components that make up the bridge model. and hinges • Single-bearing & double-bearing bents • Prestress tendon layout • Superelevation • Curved beams and girders • Diaphragms and staggered cross-frames 8 . and solid models with single click • Parametric modeling of steel and concrete deck sections • Concrete and steel diaphragms • Restrainers and bearings • Linear/nonlinear foundation springs • Non-prismatic superstructure variation • Skewed abutments. shell. Switch between spine.Customized report generation BRIDGE WIZARD A powerful tool that guides users along the model creation path.

BRIDGE MODELING OPTIONS Sophisticated options for capturing accurate bridge behavior. • Abutments may be modeled as bents • Bearing properties and location may be user defined • Kinematic effects due to abutment and bearing geometries are included • Bridges may be analyzed as full 3D-shell or spine models LAYOUT LINES Flexible and powerful control over bridge geometry. • • • • Quick definition of highway layout Bearings and stations notation Horizontal and vertical curves Spiral transitions 9 .

• Concrete box girders • Full parametric definition of cross sections • Concrete tee beam sections • Precast I and U girder sections • Steel girders with composite deck • Variable section definition parameters 10 . or composite sections • Caltrans sections • Calculation of section properties • Automated fiber layout for fiber hinges • PMM interaction surfaces • Moment-curvature relationships PARAMETRIC DECK SECTIONS Vary geometric parameters to easily modify deck and girder arrangements. concrete. • Arbitrary steel.SECTION DESIGNER Allows for quick creation of arbitrary section shapes.

• • • • • Lanes based on layout lines or frames Width effects for lanes and vehicles Auto transfer of vehicle loads to bridge structure Extensive vehicle library including AASHTO and other codes Custom vehicles 11 .LANES and VEHICLES Rapidly specify lanes and the associated vehicles.

elastic shortening losses • Explicit timedependent effects in tendons • Automatic location of tendons in girders 12 . anchorage slip.POST-TENSIONED BOX GIRDERS Refined options for laying out tendons and forces. relaxation. • Quick tendon layout • Tendons in frames. shells. shrinkage. and solids • External tendons • Secondary force calculation • Creep.

• • • • • Pile or spread footings P-Y multi-liner force deformation assignments Compression only soil springs Grade beams as line springs Soil springs properties may be linear on nonlinear 13 .FOUNDATION MODELING Advanced modeling capabilities allow foundations to be included with the superstructure.

Chinese. or user-defined nonlinear temperature gradients Multi-step static and dynamic moving load Response spectrum and time-history Geometric and material nonlinearity Multi-support base excitation Parametric loading of superstructure Live load distribution by code or analysis True dynamic effects of moving live loads High frequency blast dynamics using Wilson FNA 14 . static and dynamic load and analysis types. • • • • • • • • • • Moving loads with 3-D influence surfaces AASHTO.LOADING Support for an exceptionally wide range of moving.

• • • • • • • • • • • Speed and power of the SAPFire engine Large Capacity Eigen and Ritz model analysis 3D Pushover Analysis Multi Support Excitation Dynamics Energy Dissipation Designs Buckling Analysis Staged Construction Linear and Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis Multi-step static and dynamic moving load analysis Response spectrum and time-history analysis High frequency blast dynamics using Wilson FNA 15 .BRIDGE ANALYSIS OPTIONS Powerful techniques for state-of-the-art bridge analyses.

composite. tendons. and shells can be changed • Segmental. and strength change • Camber calculation and shape finding • Automatic cable tensioning 16 .STAGED CONSTRUCTION Provides users with intuitive control over time effects. and shells can be changed • Section properties for frames. shrinkage. and other bridge types • Creep. tendons. Staged Construction feature adds capability to consider staged construction sequencing for any model. Specifically included are: Staged construction sequencing allowing Adding or Removing members • Staged construction sequencing allowing Adding or Removing loads • Staged construction sequencing allowing Adding or Removing supports • Time dependent concrete age effects (FIP-CEB) • Time dependent creep and shrinkage (FIP-CEB) Time dependent prestressing steel relaxation (FIPCEB) • Explicitly model time-dependent effects using tendon elements • Construction scheduling using standard Gantt charts to generate staged-construction cases • Staged-construction groups may be defined as part of bridge object • Control by individual objects as well as by group • Frame end releases can be changed • Property modifiers for frames. Time dependent effects such as creep and shrinkage can be included in staged construction analyses.

CABLE STAYED BRIDGES Offers modeling tools for the rapid determination of cable shapes. • • • • • • • • Automatic cable shape finder P-Delta plus large displacement geometric nonlinearity Cable target force determination Full 3D gravity. wind and seismic analysis capabilities Multiple point excitation for time-history analysis Large deformation catenary cable analysis Automatic jacking and cable-tensioning control Shape-finding for camber calculation 17 .

Principal stress checks RESULTS and OUTPUT Numerous choices for displaying and reviewing analysis results. • • • • 3D Influence surface plots for joints. • • • • Animated displacement and stress plots Graphical results on screen Tabular output to Microsoft Excel Analysis and Design report in Microsoft Word format INFLUENCE SURFACES Effective visualization options for interpreting bridge response.Shear checks . • Bridge Superstructure Design: .Concrete Box Girder (AASHTO LRFD 2007) .Precast I and U Girder (AASHTO LRFD 2007) .Principal stress checks • Automatic load combinations • Design checks include: .BRIDGE DESIGN Sophisticated design for a wide-range of steel and concrete bridge types.Flexure checks .Composite Steel Girder (AASHTO LRFD 2007 and 2008 interims) .Stress checks . frames shells and links Influence line or surface plots for joint displacement or reactions Plots as contours Plots along lane center or lane widths 18 .

ifc file.BRIDGE RATING Advanced technology automatically determines complex bridge rating factors. • Concrete box girder bridges (AASHTO LRFR 2005) • Precast I and U girder bridges (AASHTO LRFR 2005) Rating Factor: BRIDGE ANIMATIONS Animate vehicles and other results to help understand bridge behavior. IGES . 19 .dat file.igs file.dxf file.std/.igs file. Excel Spreadsheet. STAAD/GTSTRUDL . IGES . AutoCAD . PERFORM 3D STRUCTURE. CIS/2 Step file. AutoCAD . NASTRAN .ifc file. StruCAD*3D file. PERFORM 3D text file. IFC . • Create real time movie files showing time-history and moving vehicle responses • Include multiple vehicles • Displays may include displacements and stresses Golden Gate Bridge Animation Moving Vehicles Moving Vehicles and Deflections IMPORT – EXPORT IMPORT: Text file. IFC . Access file. Excel Spreadsheet. LandXML file.dxf file.gti file. EXPORT: Text file. Access file. CIS/2 Step file.

Concrete frame design has been enhanced to improve the smoothing of P-M-M interaction surfaces in those rare cases where they become non-convex due to kinks in the P-M curves. Bridge design for prestressed concrete box girder superstructures using Chinese code “JTG-D62-2004” in the Chinese version has been updated as follows: (1) The effect of existing longitudinal rebar is now accounted for in flexural design. Live-load distribution factors can be automatically calculated using code formulae.1: • A new option has been added for the modeling of I-girders in composite steel-girder superstructure sections. The Chinese 2002 building design codes are available for concrete and steel frame design in the Chinese version. specified by the user. In addition to the existing options to model the I-girders as frame objects or as area objects (for both web and flanges). bearing. Canadian NBCC 2010 loading for wind. seismic. Separate rating requests are provided for the service and strength checks of both composite and non-composite superstructures. 2008. Superstructure types supported include prestressed concrete box girders and composite sections with precast I-girders and U-girders. Italian NTC 2008 response-spectrum functions with geographic database. Longitudinal rebar is located relative to the center of the supports or the centers of the girder spans. "Guidelines for Seismic Design of Highway Bridges". Load optimization feature to determine the optimal loading scale factors to achieve goals and limits on displacement and force response throughout the structure.0 Enhancements • • • • • • • Built-in European concrete and steel material properties. and shear rebar is located relative to the ends of each girder span. Separate design checks are provided for stress. seismic. Composite and non-composite behavior can both be considered. (2) A new design check has been added for tendon stress. Depending on the bridge group type. A new design request type has been added for steel I-girder composite bridge superstructures to account for the constructability check according to the "AASHTO LRFD 2007" code. multiple longitudinal ranges. First Edition. etc. Bridge load rating has been added for steel I-girder composite bridge superstructures according to the AASHTO "Manual for Bridge Evaluation". American ASCE-7 loading for wind. and/or multiple transverse ranges.1.0. 20 • • • • • . and response-spectrum. the effect of userspecified reinforcement is now included for the prestressed box-girder and precast-girder composite sections. including the 2008 interim provisions. Distances are now measured along each individual girder. The effect of reinforcement for the slab of steel-girder composite sections was already being considered. Display and output of frame stresses.) and an individual bridge object. or determined from a detailed 3-D live-load analysis. girder. the girders can now be modeled using area objects for the webs and frame objects for the flanges.Significant enhancements included in CSiBridge v15. groups may be defined for multiple items. Specialized bridge groups may now be specified within each bridge object. with or without using stagedconstruction analysis. A new bridge seismic design check has been added to the Chinese version that follows the Chinese code JTG/T B02-01-2008. and response-spectrum. The specification of rebar for the bridge object superstructure has been enhanced. For flexural-strength superstructure design checks by the AASHTO LRFD 2007 code. Design checking has been implemented for concrete superstructure sections according to the Canadian "CAN/CSA-S6-06" code. Previously only the effect of the concrete and tendons were included in these checks. • • • • CSiBridge V15. Each bridge group applies to a particular type of component (slab.

• Recommended: 500GB or larger Hard Disk Drive (7200 rpm SATA) • Additional space required for running and storing model files and analysis results.flexural strength. • A CPU that has SSE2 support is required. • Recommended: Discrete video card with NVIDIA GPU or equivalent and dedicated graphics RAM (512 Mb or larger) for DirectX graphics mode. Plotting of bridge superstructure results now includes an option to show the hyperstatic (or secondary) forces and moments acting on the superstructure cross-section for load cases and combos representing prestressing load. Other minor enhancements. Memory: • Minimum: 2 GB for XP O/S. 8 GB or more for 64-bit O/S. Canadian steel frame building design code CSA S16-2009. The OAPI (Open Application Programming Interface) has been changed so that multiple instances of CSiBridge can now be started from an external program or script. 21 . 32and 64-bit versions.1734. The effect of mild reinforcing is included as well as the prestress tendons. 4 GB for Vista/Windows 7 O/S. • • Processor: • Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64. the SAPFire® Analytical Engine can utilize more than 4 GB of RAM. • Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo. • DirectX graphics mode fully utilizes the hardware acceleration provided by a GPU and dedicated graphics RAM. or determined from detailed 3-D live-load analysis. making it possible to more efficiently solve larger problems. the device raster drawing capabilities should support legacy depth bias. • With a 64 bit operating system. AMD Athlon 64 X2. Operating System: • Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later. specified by the user. • For better graphics quality in terms of anti-aliasing and line thickness. CSiBridge V15. • Recommended: 4 GB for 32-bit O/S. Microsoft® Windows Vista.1.0c compatible (DirectX SDK Aug 2009 – Build 9. dependent upon the size of the models. • • • Automated load combinations and design load types have been added as required for bridge design according to the Canadian code CSA-S6-06. • Vista/Windows 7 requires more RAM than XP for the operating system itself. or better. or Microsoft® Windows 7. Disk Space: • 6 GB to install the program. and shear strength using MCFT (modified compression field theory).1 Enhancements • • User-defined stress points may now be specified for Section Designer frame sections.0). New functionality has been added to the Open API (Open Application Programing Interface) for the design codes. The card must be DirectX 9. Live-load distribution factors can be automatically calculated using code formulae.27. • The SAPFire® Analytical Engine includes a multi-threaded solver that can take advantage of multi-core CPUs. Video Card: • Minimum: Supporting 1024 by 768 resolution and 16 bits colors for standard (GDI+) graphics mode. • The problem size that can be solved & the solution speed increases considerably with more RAM.

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