Direct input for girder moment and shear

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H.Guan
Direct input for girder moment and shear

Is there a way to directly input girder moment and shear into PGSuper?

Sometimes for complex bridge geometry, refined analysis needs to be carried out in other FEM software to determine things such as live load distribution. Manipulating live load distribution factors can get the results pretty close but I am wondering if there is a cleaner way such as directly using moment and shear from another program in PGSuper.

Rick Brice
Currently, all you can do is

Currently, all you can do is input your own live load distribution factors, tweak load factors, and add user defined loads.

If you know the moment you want from your refined analysis, and you know the moment the software gives you, you can come up with a load to make up the difference and/or load factors to get the values you want.

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