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BRASS-DIST™

BRASS-DIST™ – Version 2.2 – March 2017

The Ultimate Strength Analysis (LFD) portions of BRASS-DIST™ are current with the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, 17th Edition, 2002

BRASS-DIST™ 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

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Operating System                                    Microsoft Windows™ XP (SP2 or SP3), Vista, 7, 8 , 8.1 or 10
Microprocessor                                        Pentium IV or higher
Microsoft .NET Framework                      4.6.1
Memory                                                   16 MB required, more is better
Hard Disk Space                                     Approximately 5 MB
Disk Drive                                                DVD drive

 

BRASS-DIST™ Documentation

Release Notes (31 KB)

Getting Started Manual (47 KB)