BRASS-DIST™– Version 2.3 – October 2018

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

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 6 MB
Disk Drive                                       DVD drive