# Post-Tensioned Beam Bridge – Online Course

SOFiSTiK AG rolled out a free Post-Tensioned Beam Bridge Online Course. The course covers the entire workflow of modelling, analysing and designing a beam bridge. A must watch if you just started using SOFiSTiK FEA for bridge design. And an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge if you are an experienced user already.

## You will learn

- How to build a beam bridge model from scratch using the parametric modelling in AutoCAD.
- How to apply loads in SOFiPLUS.
- How to create tendons using the graphical wizard.
- How to apply traffic loads using influence lines.
- How to set up a construction sequence.
- How to combine loads.
- How to perform the design of beam elements
- How to create a Report.

It’s a great course to get familiar with the workflow of SOFiSTiK FEA and bridge design.

A huge Thank You to György Schmidt, who did an amazing job to put this course together.

## Curriculum: Post-Tensioned Beam Bridge

### 1. General Introduction

- Lesson 1.01: General Information
- Lesson 1.02: Prerequisites and Content
- Lesson 1.03: Overview of Modules
- Lesson 1.04: Overview of Applications
- Lesson 1.05: Elements and Meshing
- Lesson 1.06: Introduction of the Model
- Lesson 1.07: Getting Started
- Lesson 1.08: SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop
- Lesson 1.09: Materials- Types and How to Define a New Material
- Lesson 1.10: Standard CrossSsection types

### 2. User Defined Cross Sections in SOFiPLUS Cross Section Editor

- Lesson 2.01: Introduction of the Cross-Section Editor – Graphical User Interface
- Lesson 2.02: Drawing of the Cross-Section Boundary
- Lesson 2.03: Longitudinal Reinforcement
- Lesson 2.04: Link Reinforcement – Shear Cuts
- Lesson 2.05: Stress Point Definition
- Lesson 2.06: Calculate and Evaluate the Cross-Section

### 3. Parametric Modelling in SOFiPLUS

- Lesson 3.01: Concept and Creation – Axes, Placements and Variables
- Lesson 3.02: Definition of Structural Lines and Mesh Generation
- Lesson 3.03: Definition of Non-Effective Areas in Cross-Sections
- Lesson 3.04: Cross Member Editor – Support Definition
- Lesson 3.05: Secondary Axis – Definition and Possibilities

### 4. Actions and Load Types

- Lesson 4.01: Introduction to Actions and Loads
- Lesson 4.02: Element Related Loads
- Lesson 4.03: Free Loads
- Lesson 4.04: Definition of the Project Loads
- Lesson 4.05: Filtering and options

### 5. Post-Tensioning

- Lesson 5.01: Options
- Lesson 5.02: Definitions
- Lesson 5.03: Copy and Clone
- Lesson 5.04: Prestressing System – Export and Review
- Lesson 5.05: Stress Calculation

### 6. Text Input Introduction

- Lesson 6.01: Teddy – The SOFiSTiK Text Editor

### 7. Result Sets

- Lesson 7.01: Result Sets – Springs Overview
- Lesson 7.02: Result Sets – Functionality
- Lesson 7.03: Result Sets – Definition
- Lesson 7.04: Combination of Temperature Load Cases

### 8. Linear Calculation of Load Cases

- Lesson 8.01: Linear Analysis of Single Load Cases
- Lesson 8.02: Primary Results – Overview in System Visualisation
- Lesson 8.03: Primary Result – Review in Result Viewer
- Lesson 8.04: Primary Results – Visualisation in SOFiSTiK Graphic

### 9. Traffic Load Definition

- Lesson 9.01: Workflow
- Lesson 9.02: Philosophy of Lane Arrangement
- Lesson 9.03: Adding Load Trains
- Lesson 9.04: Set-Up the Calculation
- Lesson 9.05: Definition of Load Groups
- Lesson 9.06: Control of Output
- Lesson 9.07: Overview of the Traffic Loader Results
- Lesson 9.08: Text Input and Result Sets Input
- Lesson 9.09: Results of Result Sets – Interactive Lists and Graphics

### 10. Construction Stage Manager (CSM)

- Lesson 10.01: Introduction to Construction Stage Manager
- Lesson 10.02: Define Construction Stage Sequence
- Lesson 10.03: Group Activation
- Lesson 10.04: Loads in specific Stages
- Lesson 10.05: Control Parameters and Check-Print
- Lesson 10.06: Output and Load Cases Explanation
- Lesson 10.07: Generated text file *CSMLF
- Lesson 10.08: Generated text file *CSM.DAT
- Lesson 10.09: Primary and Secondary Effects of Prestressing
- Lesson 10.10: Check-Print – Stresses in Construction Stages
- Lesson 10.11: Report Browser Output with Check-Print
- Lesson 10.12: Results of Result Sets in Construction Stages
- Lesson 10.13: Control Options of Construction Stage Manager (CSM)

### 11. Construction Stage Manager (CSM) Superpositioning

- Lesson 11.01: Introduction to Construction Stage Manager Design Concept
- Lesson 11.02: The input of CSM Superpositioning
- Lesson 11.03: CSM Superpositioning Output-Template and Sofiload
- Lesson 11.04: CSM Superpostioning Output-Without Wind and Without GPC
- Lesson 11.05: CSM Superpoositioning Output-Traffic & Wind without GPC
- Lesson 11.06: CSM Superpositioning-Wind without Traffic without GPC
- Lesson 11.07: Final Superposition SLS and ULS including GPC
- Lesson 11.08: Final Superposition with pkinf and pksup
- Lesson 11.09: Rename the Load Case titles in SOFILOAD
- Lesson 11.10: Results of RSETs
- Lesson 11.11: Review the _maxi.dat file

### 12. Construction Stage Manager Design

- Lesson 12.01: Construction Stage Manager Bridge Design – Check Print of Selected Elements
- Lesson 12.02: Check-Print Output – Normal Stresses
- Lesson 12.03: Check-Print Output – ULS Design
- Lesson 12.04: Check-Print Output – SLS Design
- Lesson 12.05: Increase Number of Tendons in Model
- Lesson 12.06: Review of Stress Plots
- Lesson 12.07: ULS Design – Beam Elements
- Lesson 12.08: SLS Design – Crack Width Check
- Lesson 12.09: Stress Limitation – Beam Elements
- Lesson 12.10: Decompression Check – Beam Elements
- Lesson 12.11: Stress Range Check
- Lesson 12.12: Damage Equivalent Stress Range Check
- Lesson 12.13: The AQB Input of ULS Check

### 13. Report Generation in Graphics (Wingraf)

- Lesson 13.01: Arrangement of Toolbars
- Lesson 13.02: Search and Select Elements and represent in Sofistik Structural Desktop
- Lesson 13.03: Representation and Selection – Functions
- Lesson 13.04: Additional Text and Lines
- Lesson 13.05: Generation of Cut Lines
- Lesson 13.06: Graphic Structure – Graphic-Picture-Layer
- Lesson 13.07: Selection Manager
- Lesson 13.08: Interactive Graphic in the Report
- Lesson 13.09: Interactive Graphic Exercise
- Lesson 13.10: Adjust Graphics in Automatically Generated Reports

### 14. Report Generation in Result Viewer

- Lesson 14.01: General Overview of Result Viewer
- Lesson 14.02: Adjustment of Tables
- Lesson 14.03: Create a Result Sets Table
- Lesson 14.04: Export to Excel
- Lesson 14.05: Diagrams in Result Viewer
- Lesson 14.06: Interactive Result Viewer
- Lesson 14.07: Exercise 1
- Lesson 14.08: Exercise 2

### 15. Report Generation in Report Browser

- Lesson 15.01: Creation of the Report
- Lesson 15.02: The WORD DOCX Format

### 16. Conclusion

- Lesson 16.01: Conclusion

### 17. Download the Project Files

The used version for this courses is SOFiSTiK FEA 2020 – SP 6.