Document Type: FAQ
Product(s): LEAP BRIDGE STEEL
Original Author: Bentley Technical Support Group -VM
QUESTION: Does Leap Bridge Steel program give Displacement at the top of the girder?
For line girder and grillage there are no separate nodes for top or bottom flange. It is rather the centerline of the beam that we model in the analytical model. But if it is related to FEM analysis, for that the program shows the displacement at the top flange, as shown below, to report in the DL and LL reports. LL diagram in the analysis dialog box shows the top flange displacement variation over the POI. But for DL the program shows the displacement of the full girder, including web, bottom flange as well as cross frames.