Starting with a simple beam bridge is a good idea when using the parametric bridge design for the first time to get familiar with the basic workflow.
The shared video will guide you through the basics of modelling a two-span beam bridge. You will learn about how to create a new project, create a geometry axis in SOFiPLUS as well as user-defined cross-sections and tricks to get started. You can adapt the shown workflow to other beam bridges and for slab bridges too.
The following topics a will be covered.
- Start a new Project
- Introduction to SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop (SSD)
- Introduction to SOFiPLUS
- Parametric Bridge Design (CABD)
- Create an Axis
- Create superstructure
- Create substructure/support condition
- Cross Section Editor
- Create a user-defined cross-section
The next steps to create tendons, construction stages and perform the design of the beam bridge are shown in Beam Bridge Basics – Tendons, Construction Stages and Design.
Software version: SOFiSTiK FEA v2018-03.