Bridge Design Training

This is a complete bridge design training by SOFiSTiK. The project we will be working on is a parametric, pre-stressed bridge, built in multiple construction stages. We guide you through every aspect of the workflow and explain all the steps in detail. This includes preprocessing, calculation, and post-processing. The software used is SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop, as well as SOFiPLUS.

To take full advantage of the training, we suggest making use of the accompanying project files which allow you to simultaneously work on your own project during the training.


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#01 - Introduction SOFiSTiK Software

01  General information about this course
02  Prerequisites and content
03  Overview of used modules
04  Overview of used programs
05  Elements and meshing
06  Introduction to the model
07  Getting started - Set up a new project
08  Basics of SSD
09  Material types and definition
10  Standard cross-section types

#02 - Cross Section Editor (CSE)

01  Introduction cross-section editor's graphical user interface
02  Draw the boundary of the cross-section
03  Definition of the reinforcement
04  Definition of the shear-cuts
05  Definition of the stress points
06  Calculate and evaluate the cross section

#03 - Computer-Aided Bridge Design (CABD)

01  The CABD concept and creation of an axis with placements and variables
02  Definition of structural lines & how to mesh them
03  Definition of non-effective areas of the cross- section
04  Introduction to the cross-member editor and definition of the supports
05  Secondary axis definition and possibilities

#04 - Actions and Load Types

01  Introduction to actions and loads
02  Generation of element-related loads
03  Generation of free loads
04  Definition of the project loads
05  Filtering and other options

#05 - Prestressing

01  Options of prestressing
02  Definition of prestressing
03  Copy and clone options of tendons
04  Prestressing system export and review
05  Info on the stress calculation

#07 - Result Sets (RSET)

01  Overview of the springs for a result set definition
02  The result set functionality
03  The result set definition
04  Combination of temperature load cases

#08 - Linear Analysis and Results

01  Linear analysis of single load cases
02  Primary results overview in animator
03  Primary result review in the result viewer
04  Primary results in WINGRAF

#09 - Traffic Loader and Result Sets

01  Traffic loader workflow
02  Philosophy of lane arrangement
03  Adding load trains
04  Setting up the calculation
05  Definition of load groups
06  Control of output
07  Review of the traffic loader results
08  CAINP input for result sets
09  Results of the result sets with interactive list and graphics

#10 - Construction Stage Manager (CSM)

01  Introduction to the Construction Stage Manager
02  Setting up the construction stages
03  Group activation
04  Applied loads in the stages
05  Control parameters and check print
06  Output and load cases
07  The "csmlf.dat"
08  The "csm.dat"
09  Primary and secondary effects of prestressing
10  Check print stresses in the construction stages
11  Report Browser output with check print
12  Results of the Result Set in the Construction Manager
13  Control options of the CSM

#11 - Superpositioning within CSM

01  Introduction to the CSM design concept
02  Input of CSM superpositioning
03  CSM superpositioning output -Template and SOFiLOAD
04  CSM superpositioning output - Without wind & GPC
05  CSM superpositioning output - Traffic & wind without GPC
06  CSM superpositioning output - Wind without Traffic & GPC
07  Final superposition SLS and ULS including GPC
08  Final superposition with pkinf and pksup
09  Rename the load case titles in SOFiLOAD
10  Results of the result sets
11  Review the "maxi.dat"

#12 - Design with CSM

01  CSM bridge design check print of selected elements
02  Output of check print - Normal stresses
03  Output of check print - ULS design
04  Output of check print - SLS design
05  Increase the number of tendons in the model
06  Review the stress plots
07  Design of all beams in ULS
08  Crack width check in SLS
09  Stress limitation of all beams
10  Decompression check of all beams
11  Stress range check
12  Damage equivalent stress range check
13  The AQB input of ULS check

#13 - Graphical Output with Graphics (WINGRAF)

01  Arrangement of the toolbars in WINGRAF
02  Element search and select for animator representation
03  Most important functions for representation and selection
04  Additional text and lines
05  Generation of cut for representation
06  Graphic-picture-layer definition
07  Selection manager
08  Interactive graphic in the Report Browser
09  Interactive graphic exercise
10  Adjust graphics in automatically generated reports

#14 - Result Viewer

01  General overview of the Result Viewer
02  Adjustment of tables
03  Create a result set table
04  Export to Excel from a table
05  Diagrams in the Result Viewer
06  Interactive Result Viewer
07  Exercise 1 for interactive lists and graphics
08  Exercise 2 for interactive lists and graphics

#15 - Report Browser

01  Creation of the overall report
02  The Word docx format

#16 - Conclusio & End

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