LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Update 1 contains enhancements and bug fixes.
The following enhancements and bug fixes are available in this release.
The effects of centrifugal force and cross-section superelevation on wheel loads are introduced in live load calculations when the bridge is on a curved alignment.
This feature is intended to locate the live load lanes within certain limits on the bridge deck. Therefore, conservative analysis/design results for exterior girders may be prevented by the user modeling bridges with parapets, medians, sidewalks, etc.
64-Bit application provides faster analysis as well as superior capability of handling large/complex bridge models.
Similar to I-girders, now, LEAP Bridge Steel is offering initial plate size generation for tub-girder bridges depending on the bridge span length and configuration. Initial plate sizes, which satisfy AASHTO LRFD geometry checks, are a good starting point and makes the ongoing iteration process for the final plate sizes much easier.
Automatically created superimposed dead loads (such as sidewalks, parapets, etc.) can be distributed with certain percentages to individual girders.
Wearing surface limits, unit weight and thickness can be defined, and the corresponding wearing surface load is automatically calculated and applied to the girders.
More detailed and intuitive load rating reports are introduced.
This release fixes the following issues:
For the detailed release notes see the attached PDF file.