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BRASS-PAD

BRASS-PAD™

BRASS-PAD™ – Version 3.4 – October 2017

The program is current with the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, 17th Edition, 2002, and the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 8th Edition, 2017.

BRASS-PAD™ designs and analyzes rectangular elastomeric bridge bearing pads with or without shims, using the Load Factor Design or Load and Resistance Factor Design specifications: Method A or B.

Program capabilities include:

•    Bearing analysis and iterative design capability.
•    User can specify whether to iterate on pad length or thickness.
•    Recommendations when bearing fails design check(s).
•    Analysis with or without keeper plates.
•    Analysis with or without shims.
•    Calculation of layer thickness to achieve rounded pad thickness.
•    AASHTO stress strain curves for durometer 50 or 60 hardness built in.
•    Analysis with or without anchor bolts.

System Requirements

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 31 MB
Disk Drive                                                              DVD drive

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BRASS-PAD™ Documentation

Release Notes (41 KB)

Getting Started Manual (49 KB)