BRASS-DIST™– Version 2.3 – October 2018

BRASS-DIST™ – Version 2.4 – November 2021

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          4.7.2
Memory                                              16 MB required, more is better
Hard Disk Space                                Approximately 50 MB
Disk Drive                                            DVD drive

BRASS-DIST™ – Version 2.4 – November 2021

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

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