PGSuper Software Verification

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PGSuper Software Verification

I'm currently working on a WSDOT program, and we are required to verify PGSuper software. I am in need of the verification file and input files so that I can run an independent PGSuper run/calculation and find the same result. Thank you.

Rick Brice
We validate PGSuper against

We validate PGSuper against 679 different bridge configurations. Each bridge configuration is validated against approximately 9400 parameters. Our testing is done with software validation guidelines AASHTO developed in NCHRP Report 485.

If you download the source code to PGSuper, you can get our regression test suite which includes all the input files and output files.

Our test suite includes examples 9.2, 9.4, and 9.6 from the PCI Bridge Design manual.

If you are skilled with Microsoft Visual Studio, you can run PGSuper in a debugger and verify every single step of the program.

The PGSuper Details Report gives very detailed output of the calculations performed by the software. You should be able to use this report along with your hand calculations to verify the software to your satisfaction.

Best regards,


Richard Brice, PE
Software Applications Engineer
WSDOT Bridge and Structures Office

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