• RE: LEAP Bridge Steel LFD

    First version of Leap Bridge Steel Design checks were as per the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 6th Edition and load rating per AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, 2nd Edition, including 2013 Interims and in the current version its been Updated…
  • OpenBridge Modeler Help

    Users can access the OpenBridge Modeler online product documentation by hitting F1 at any time. As detailed in the first figure below, the same link can be accessed in the top ribbon menu option at the Help in the Help Contents button. This will direct…
  • RE: Shear at Midspan: HL93 loading

    Please click on the attached Bentley Communities link which explains how the Max Shear is calculated at Mid span . This example explains "Live Load Maximum Shear Calculation for SERVICE III Limit State" and the same procedure can be used to for other…
  • RE: Skew Correction Factor

    Please click on the below mentioned Bentley Communities Link . 1) Skew Correction Factor for Shear : communities.bentley.com/.../15657.skewed-bridge-correction-factor-due-to-load-distribution-factors Please let me know if you need any additional…
  • RE: Conspan "Design Truck" vs "Double Truck"

    John, that note regarding 80% of the truck load was the only issue in the version you are running; the program was correctly following the AASHTO Art. 3.6.1.3.1. The note you refer to was removed in v14. Only the 32 kip axles have a fixed spacing as…
  • Conspan "Design Truck" vs "Double Truck"

    I am having difficulty matching Conspan's "Double Truck" load. The user manual (and AASHTO) states that the negative design LL should be 90% of lane + 90% of two HL93s with non varying rear axles spaced no further than 50ft. I agree with this however…
  • RE: Conspan Flared Girder

    Hi Rob, For Flared Girder geometry, first you need to toggle ON the Flared Girder option in the Project Tab: Then go to the Geometry tab and click on "Cross Section..." The Cross Section Layout dialog box allows you to define the curb data…
  • Live Load Generation in Metric option

    When i Generate Live Load the spacing between truck axles is 6.0 m not 1.8 m , i suppose that this is a pug in software which see 6 otherwise feet or meters. how can i violate this problem?
  • RE: Questions on Auto Generation Live Load Option 3

    Yes you are right, Truck/Lane Case B is just any another case where Full reaction will be applied on Line 1 and none on the second Bearing Line. As I mentioned before there are default values and can be modified. Program is performing the live load…
  • CONSPAN - Skew Angle

    Hi, I am designing girders for a span that has no skew on one end and a 45 degree skew on the other. There are 7 girders with lengths that range from 102.5' to 142.5'. I used the center girder's length as the Precast Length under the geometry tab…
  • RE: CONSPAN - Skew Angle

    LEAP Bridge Enterprise CONNECT Edition is now available for all users on Bentley Select Server. Please download it, replace your current build of LBE.
  • Eccentric Column in LEAP Steel Bridge

    I am trying to model curve steel-plate girder in LEAP Steel as an alternative to the current software we are using now. I am working on a three-span continuous steel plate girder now. One issue I have now is to define pier offset to the alignment. The…
  • RE: Eccentric Column in LEAP Steel Bridge

    When we define the Offset to Bridge CL, the whole bridge moves with respect to the main alignment: Now when you are placing the columns they are placed with respect to the Pier. For example if I am placing 2 columns on Pier # 1, each column has…