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Bridges and Civil Non Linearities Module
The bridges and civil nonlinearities module provides
a complete solution, enabling the bridge designers to
solve complex problems with tools that represent the
latest advances in technology. It enable to
intuitively generate, mesh, load and analyze complex
bridges by using powerful wizards. Furthermore, its
complete integration with CivilFEM with ANSYS ensures that
any kind of static, dynamic, linear and nonlinear
analysis can be easily performed.
Library of common bridge cross sections
Definition of common bridge sections by
specifying basic dimensions
Automatic “mesh” generation for
the defined sections to calculate the
Bridge Layout Design (Plan and elevation View)
Allows generating the bridge layout from
It works like a complete “layout
Automatically creates the 3D alignment from
the definition of plan and elevation views.
Automatic Generation of the Finite Element Model
Beam element model: Allows for a trial and error
process using beam elements.
Automatic discretization of the beam elements
cross sections (allows for analysing section
internal behaviour using beam elements)
Solid element model: More accurate design can be
performed using SOLID elements by only changing
the element type and running again.
Suspension/Cable Stayed Bridge Model Wizards
Using the Suspension/Cable-Stayed Bridge Model
Wizards, enter the number of segments and the
corresponding data to generate the entire bridge
model for both 3D beams and solid elements.
Elements 188 and 189: allows the visualization of the
New Bridge Model Wizards
Suspension bridge Concrete
Top bridge floor
Intermedium bridge floor
Low bridge floor
Cable Stayed bridge
Cable disposition possibilities
Various kinds of connection between bridge floor
Moving Loads Generator (Vehicle’s library)
Automatically generates the required loadsteps
for one or more vehicles as it moves throughout
the bridge deck.
Database of standard design code vehicle loads
(Caltrans, AASHTO, High-speed trains, etc) and
possibility of defining any generic vehicle with
its corresponding load pattern.
Definition of vehicle type: rigid or flexible
(adaptable to trajectory).
Surface Loads Generator
Wizard for automatic surface load generation
Prestressed Concrete Utilities (please refer to the
Prestressed Concrete Module to more advanced
Introduction of pretensioned cables along the
The program calculates an equivalent system of
forces at each node of the element crossed by the
Construction Sequence Analysis
Simulation of construction process taking
advantage of CivilFEM time-dependent material
properties and the possibility of activating and
deactivating elements and materials.
Changes in the cross section geometry and
time-dependent properties due to construction
Large Deflection Buckling of Concrete Beam
Elements, Non-linear redistribution analysis and
Cracking and Yielding Phenomena
Creep and Shrinkage
CivilFEM allows the calculation of the real
moment-curvature diagram for a given section