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07/07/2010 - New Feature at PGSuper.com: Custom PGSuper DOT Configuration Library

PGSuper.com Newsletter - July 7, 2010


Come Visit Our New DOT Configuration Library At:

?http://www.pgsuper.com/ConfigurationLib

 

 

WSDOT and TxDOT engineers know how easy it can be to design precast girders using PGSuper. Preset configurations put predefined girder sections, standards, and design policies just a few mouse clicks away.

 

05/07/2010 - New Tutorial - Highlights of PGSuper Version 2.3

Version 2.3 of PGSuper was released earlier this week. Don't let the version number fool you - this is a Major Release!
Check out the new features in our tutorial paper at:  http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/TrainingHome

05/05/2010 - New Tutorial - LRFR Load Rating In PGSuper

PGSuper can perform the load rating analysis of the bridge superstructure in accordance with Section 6, Part A of the AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, also referred to as LRFR ratings. This tutorial describes how to perform a load rating analysis in PGSuper.
Check it out at: http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/TrainingHome

12/16/2009 - New Tutorial - Modeling Sidewalks and Barriers in PGSuper

PGSuper has powerful features for modeling complex sidewalk and railing configurations. This tutorial describes how to model a combination sidewalk/railing systems in PGSuper.
Check it out at: http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/TrainingHome

10/28/2009 - New Tutorial - Modeling Inverted Tee Pier Caps - at PGSuper.com

Many state DOT's make use of the Inverted Tee Bent Cap system in simple span precast-prestressed concrete girder bridges. PGSuper does not model any specific substructure system, but instead provides a flexible geometric description to accommodate inverted tee bent caps and virtually every other substructure system. This tutorial explores how to define the connection geometry for an inverted tee pier cap.
Check it out at: http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/TrainingHome
 

8/21/2009 - New Advanced Geometrics Tutorial - Part 3 at PGSuper.com

More New stuff at PGSuper.com !!
  A new tutorial: Advanced Geometrics - Part 3
 In the last of our three-part series, we create an adjacent box girder bridge that uses different width exterior and interior girders..
 Check it out at: http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/TrainingHome
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6/10/2009 - New Advanced Geometrics Tutorial - Part 2 at PGSuper.com

More New stuff at PGSuper.com !!
 
 A new tutorial: Advanced Geometrics - Part 2
 
In the second of a three-part series, we model a three span interchange ramp bridge. The bridge is located in a transition between a straight portion of the alignment and a curved portion. The deck width tapers to accommodate the geometry of the site and the roadway. The seven W42G girders are uniquely framed in every span..
 
Check it out at: http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/TrainingHome
 

5/13/2009 - PGSuper 2.1.1 Released

WSDOT posted PGSuper Version 2.1.1 yesterday. It can be downloaded from
www.wsdot.wa.gov\eesc\bridge\software.
 
New stuff in this release consists mostly of minor bug fixes to 2.1. However, there are two issues that deserve attention:
 
1) A bug where the effective flange width was computed as twice the correct value for bridges using Deck Bulb Tee's, Double Tee's (plain type), Double Tee's (WSDOT type),  and Ribbed Girders. This bug will cause non-conservative designs for these bridge types.
 

4/28/2009 - New PGSuper Product Comparison Added At PGSuper.com - We need your help!

Subscribers,
 
We need your help! I just added a new Feature Comparison table that compares PGSuper, ConSpan and PSBeam. The table is posted at:
http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/content/comparison-precast-bridge-girder-d...
 
I did my best to fill out the table based on data from product brochures but since I don't own either of the latter programs, details are missing. Any information that you may have to help complete the table will be much appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance,

4/08/2009 - New Advanced Geometrics Tutorial at PGSuper.com

As we promised - New stuff at PGSuper.com !!
 
A new tutorial: Advanced Geometrics - Part 1
In this first of a three-part series, we explore how to create a multi-span tapered bridge on a horizontally curved alignment.
Check it out at: http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/TrainingHome
 
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