name = Steel girder bridge with variable flange thickness

description = Simple tutorial to create steel girder bridge with variable flange thickness.

keyword = bridge; steel bridge; bridge modeler

program = SAP2000

version = V14.0.0

status = done

id = ok/bridge - variable flange thickness i girder steel bridge}}

This tutorial describes how to model a composite bridge, with a concrete slab over steel girders that have variable flange thickness.

Modeling Steps

The key idea is to assign nonprismatic girder section to the bridge deck section to obtain the desired variation of flange thickness.

Create New Model from Template

Define Nonprismatic Steel Girder Sections

Create Bridge Deck Sections

Assign Bridge Deck Sections to the Bridge Object

See Also


Bridge Modeler