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BRASS-DIST

BRASS-DISTâ„¢

BRASS-DIST : Version 2.1.2 - SP2  September 2012

The Ultimate Strength Analysis (LFD) portions of this program are current with the AASHTO Specifications for Highway Bridges, 17th Edition, 2002

BRASS-DISTTM

This uses strip finite element analysis to determine the wheel load distribution factor for any axle spacing or width, and any tire configuration of a truck placed at any position on the bridge deck. AASHTO formulas are based on empirical data and are only applicable to 6-foot-axle widths. This program will also give results for a simple beam "deck to girder" analysis for dead loads.

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Operating System Microsoft Windows™ XP (SP2 or SP3), Vista, or 7.
Microprocessor Pentium IV or higher
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Memory 16 MB required, more is better
Hard Disk Space Approximately 3 MB
Disk Drive DVD drive

 


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