Manual Input for Stirrups

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Cole Smith
Manual Input for Stirrups

Hi, I'm working on load rating some existing older P/S voided slab bridges that were constructed in the 1980's. I'm wondering if there is a way to manually input stirrup size/locations for shear reinforcing. We're only able to control the options for the shear design algorithm in the girder library and I haven't found a place in the "Edit Girder" section that allows for specifying direct input of stirrups. I'm able to directly control strands, debonding, and longitudinal reinforcement....so I'm wondering if I'm missing something with the direct control of the shear reinforcing? Any help would be great. Thanks.

Cole Smith, P.E.

Pickings
Yes, you can. Just double

Yes, you can. Just double click on a girder to go to the Girder Editing dialog and click on the Trans. Reinforcement tab. There you can enter vertical stirrups and other transverse mild steel reinforcement. This data is unique to the girder and has nothing to do with the automated design or the stirrup information in the library. However, the data on this tab can be populated by the automated design algorithm or you can copy data from the library to it.

Richard Pickings, P.E.
BridgeSight Inc.

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